This paper identifies deficiencies in young children's route planning strategies in traffic contexts and reviews intervention programs relating to this ability.
Evidence concerning age-related changes shows that only a small proportion of children aged 5 years are able to construct safe routes to a destination, with the proportion increasing steadily through the middle childhood years.
Intervention programs utilizing pre-test/post-test comparisons and no-treatment controls show that 5-year-olds'abilities can be improved dramatically.
Longer term stability of such improvements is also assessed.
Intervention programs tailored for use with groups of young children and for use by parents from socio-economically deprived areas of Glasgow, Scotland, are also evaluated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Développement cognitif, Sécurité, Piéton, Planification, Stratégie, Prévention, Cognition, Age préscolaire, Age scolaire, Enfant, Homme, Préadolescent
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cognitive development, Safety, Pedestrian, Planning, Strategy, Prevention, Cognition, Preschool age, School age, Child, Human, Preadolescent
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0431698
Code Inist : 002A26J03B. Création : 19/12/1997.