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A checklist for schools to monitor Traffic Safety Education

Remenyi, Conrad C.

Education

2007

In Victoria, core Traffic Safety Education activities are encouraged by the key road safety agencies at primary and secondary school level in all school sectors. School initiatives are based on harm prevention and minimisation strategies associated with transport use by young people. School Traffic Safety Education policy and programs are based on a whole- school approach, which involves strategies to help teachers identify student/school needs at critical stages of student development and to take action to meet these needs within the school program. However, there is no resource tool which allows schools to monitor and review their progress and effectiveness as part of their whole school planning and strategy development. This paper explores the basis for the development of a survey tool to enable schools to evaluate and monitor their Traffic Safety Education programs, in terms of student outcomes, over time. It then proposes a model to show what the survey tool will include to measure a range of Traffic Safety Education indicators, including learning and teaching about traffic safety, student and the whole schools community's sense of responsibility for self and others in the transport systems that they use, connectedness to school, and student welfare support.