Effect of teacher-led activity-based learning on road safety education among school children protocol for a mixed-methods study
Keywords:Road safety, Responsible drivers, Young drivers, India, Safety education
Background: Road traffic injuries are the single biggest contributor of fatality among age 10 to 24 years worldwide. Also, there is no standardized education system for providing road safety education in schools. This study aims to check the effectiveness of teacher-led activity-based road safety educational intervention to the school children of age 11-15 years will improve their knowledge, attitude, self-reported practice and self-reported parent practice, compared to the existing curriculum and to find the feasibility, perception of children and teachers in implementing this intervention as a part of routine curriculum.
Methods: This mixed-methods study has stratified cluster randomized trial as quantitative part and focused group discussions as qualitative part. This will be carried out in co-education English medium schools located in urban Puducherry. Study participants are school children of age 11-15 years in the class 7, 8 and 9 of the selected schools. The data will be collected using pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire. Assessments will be done at three time points in the intervention schools and at baseline and end-line in the control schools. The module for intervention will be developed by principal investigator and provided to the teachers after prior sensitization.
Conclusions: This study protocol is designed to test the hypothesis that, the teacher-lead activity-based learning for school children will improve their road safety knowledge, practices and behavior compared to existing curriculum if any.
Trial Registration: The trial is registered in Clinical Trials Registry, India (REF/2018/01/016902).
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