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TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION TRAINING for STUDENT TEACHERS

Strain, Annette, Allen, Robert, Remenyi, Conrad C.

Education

2000

This paper describes a recently piloted program to provide professional development for trainee teachers to include Traffic Safety Education (TSE) in school programs. It includes cooperation between three agencies: the University, the Department of Employment, Education and Training and VicRoads. The program targets two groups:
? graduate diploma of education students

? the schools in which they do their teaching practice.

The program shows how student teachers become mentors for the target schools by:
? undergoing certification of 2 days training in Bike Ed

? completing 2 days Curriculum training including:
- rationale for TSE
- integrating traffic safety into the school curriculum
- developing a unit of work using VicRoads resources.

? delivery of the TSE Units the students have developed in selected schools

? evaluation of the program

? follow up of the student teachers in the school of their first appointment.