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Teaching 4 Traffic - A Road Safety Education Toolkit for Teachers

Clonan, Vicki

Education

2003

The paper describes the key outcomes to the education program expected as a result of developing the resource, what is expected to be the benefits to schools with the introduction of the resource.

Teachers provide the key to the longevity of the program and the method for conduit for delivering road safety messages. For change agents for students without the cooperation of teachers, teaching of road safety education would be difficult to implement, may just be reactive rather than proactive. We have been through a long period of time when road safety education was not on the SA primary school agenda widespread. This is slowly being changed to ensure that this continues teachers need to be provided with resources. In the times of competing priorities within schools teachers need resources that are relevant, practical and user friendly. We have developed a tool/ resource that provided an ongoing useful resource for teachers and schools.