Guidelines for a traffic safety education curriculum for training of grade R school facilitators
Dyomfana, Margaret Shumikazi
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The title of this study is "Guidelines for a Traffic Safety Education Curriculum for training of Grade R school facilitators". The purpose of the study was to suggest guidelines to compile a curriculum for the training of facilitators to teach the Grade R learners Traffic Safety Education (TSE). The study was carried out in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The target groups were facilitators of pre-primary schools and lecturers from Universities, Technikons and Colleges of Education that were involved with the training of educators/facilitators. The questions that emanated from the analysis of the problem were posed in 1.2.1 to 1.2.4. Also, the aims of the study were stated in 1.3.1 to 1.3.4. The principal method of gathering information for the study was by means of questionnaires as discussed in 1.4.2, 5.3 and 5.4 respectively. The data collected was analysed and discussed in sections 5.5 and 5.6 respectively. It was found that both facilitators and lecturers stressed the need for teaching TSE in pre-schools and schools. They also acknowledged that this vital aspect of education is lacking in South African schools. As such, it is a good move to aspire for the inclusion of TSE in the training of facilitators/educators. It was therefore suggested that facilitators/educators should be trained (through in-service training and teacher training programmes in colleges etc) to teach TSE to learners. Further studies need to be done to check the extent to which the suggested guidelines are useful to facilitators' tasks.
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