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RACV Eduction Programs for Schools - Work in Progress

Facey, Vanessa, Harris, Anne



RACV is committed to helping students, teachers and parents improve road safety in Victoria by:

? providing Victorian school children with age appropriate Traffic Safety Education (TSE) programs which are fun, engaging and encourage improved road safety attitudes and behaviours

? providing teachers and schools with programs and resources that support current educational initiatives and assist in effectively integrating TSE into the school curriculum.

Throughout 1999, with a view to identifying future strategic directions, RACV conducted a comprehensive review it?s TSE programs delivered to schools. As a result of the review, innovative new programs were developed. The current pre-school, primary and secondary school programs are curriculum based, linked with relevant road safety resources, and are flexible in their content and structure so as to best suit the needs of a particular class, school or local community.

An overview of the findings of the 1999 review, the strategic directions underpinning RACV?s new programs, and a description of the programs for 2000 are outlined in this paper.