Ammerman Authors Article on Driver Education Practices in Pennsylvania

Posted on 2/25/2021 1:30:05 PM

Kathleen Ammerman (fourth-year PhD candidate in school psychology) was the primary author on the article “A Survey of Driver Education Practices in Pennsylvania,” which appeared in the 2020 fall/winter issue of Pennsylvania Education Leadership.

Ammerman’s co-authors included Kevin Wolford (Institute for Rural Health and Safety), Louis Pesci (Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science and Institute for Rural Health and Safety), and Timothy Runge (Educational and School Psychology).

The article summarized data from a state-wide survey of driver education instructors regarding their professional qualifications and training, professional development activities, and curricula and instruction used to teach novice drivers. This article is part of a larger, multi-year grant funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to improve the quality of novice driver education and increase behavioral outcomes (e.g., cell phone use; seat belt use) among teen drivers.

Department of Educational and School Psychology