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Evaluation of the implementation of Kids on the Move (KOTM)

The Child Health Promotion Research Centre (CHPRC) undertook an evaluation for the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) into the implementation in primary schools of the traffic safety education (TSE) resource, Kids on the Move (KOTM), as well as additional materials such as the DVD, A Child’s World of Traffic.

The objectives of the study were to determine:

  • the extent to which Victorian schools understood the Victoria TSE strategy based on the ‘core and enrichment’ approach;
  • the extent to which Victorian primary schools had implemented the TSE resource, Kids On The Move;
  • which, if any, modules were preferred by teachers and why;
  • which, if any, modules were not implemented and why;
  • which other TSE programs or resources were implemented in the school;

and to understand:

  • the barriers to implementation, and
  • the most effective approaches for implementation using the SPO professional development model.

Data were collected from 145 teachers (Prep-Year 2 and Year 5/6) using self-complete surveys, and school level information from senior staff members in 36 schools and nine DEECD Senior Program Officers (SPO’s) for the 36 schools.

This process evaluation of Kids On The Move provided the TAC and DEECD with information regarding the extent of implementation of traffic safety education and the KOTM resource within the Prep-Year 2 and Years 5/6 primary years, feedback from teachers regarding satisfaction with the resource and barriers to its implementation, and the functionality of the SPO professional development model in terms of assisting traffic safety education implementation in schools.

Project duration

2010-2011

Funding body

Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Victoria


Researchers

Associate Professor Marg Hall
Ms Thérèse Shaw

Child Health Promotion Research Centre
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