Evaluating the Fire/Life Safety Curriculum of the City of Worcester Head Start Program [open pdf - 191KB]
"Pre-school children of low-income families are at high risk for fire injury and death. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the fire/life safety curriculum and instructional methods used in the Worcester Head Start program. Research questions include evaluating what programs and methods are currently used; what teaching methods are best suited to the demographics; what alternative programs and methods are available; and what role should the Worcester Fire department play in public education. Using descriptive research methods, a literature review, observations, interviews and a survey were employed to find that the current teaching methods are adequate, but an updated all-risk injury prevention curriculum is preferable. It's recommended that the Worcester Fire Department support a comprehensive public education agenda."
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/