Assessing the Effectiveness of Pedestrian Safety Curriculum for Hsinchu Elementary School Students
|關鍵字:||交通安全教育;步行交通安全;試題反應理論;Traffic safety education;Pedestrian traffic safety;Item response theory|
In Taiwan, more and more young children died and got hurt in the recent three years. Although every elementary school has tried hard to teach traffic safety to its students in the limited time, the amount of pedestrian crashes didn’t decrease. This study tried to figure out what topics should be taught with high priority through an internet survey on the elementary teachers in Hsinchu and collected three top topics for children pedestrian education. We then designed the pedestrian education curriculum and knowledge test, and conducted a teaching experiment at four elementary schools in Hsinchu. There were 217 grade-4 and grade-5 students participating in this program. The pre-test was given one week prior to the start of the curriculum, and the post test was administered in the end of the lecture. A statistically significant difference was found between the pre- and post-test for the 107 students who attended the classes, and they make progress on the topic of “Cross the street and intersection safely.” There was also a statistically significant difference in the post-test between the students who attended the classes and those who did not. The curriculum we designed is effective on enhancing the pedestrian safety knowledge of young children.
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