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The True Impact Of Transport Safety Education: Aren’t We Forgetting The Young People? A Rail Safety Education Perspective.

Ferris, J

Young Drivers

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Transport safety education research tells us what to consider when developing and measuring education programs to ensure effective pedagogy and optimal impact for young people learning about road or rail safety. There can be a disconnect between research and practice when programs are not developed or run by educators, and measurements of success are driven by funding, outdated top-down policies and antiquated thinking. How can young people be expected to learn or change when they are not involved in the learning process? The TrackSAFE Foundation has addressed this by developing an evidence-based rail safety education program focusing on young people.