Disaster Resilience of Education Systems: Experiences from Japan

Disaster Resilience of Education Systems: Experiences from Japan
Disaster Resilience of Education Systems: Experiences from Japan
: Experiences from Japan
Springer | Natural Hazards | July 4, 2016 | ISBN-10: 4431559809 | 241 pages | pdf | 5.81 mb

Editors: Shiwaku, Koichi, Sakurai, Aiko, Shaw, Rajib (Eds.)
Links the education system and governance for disaster risk reduction
Provides details of disaster risk reduction governance for education
Explains experiences and lessons of research and practices for disaster education in Japan
Draws lessons from Japanese perspectives and points out their relevance to other parts of the world

Education is regarded as a cross-cutting issue for disaster risk reduction (DRR) through reviewing the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015-2030. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the education sector is one of the important efforts to enhance resilience in a community. DRR in the education sector not only focuses on provision of disaster education, but also includes securing a safe school environment, developing school disaster management plans, and building the capacity of school teachers and local educational officers. Japan, with its wealth of experience in DRR, has developed a good resilient system in its education sector, which has been tested and revised through experiences of past disasters.
This book reviews the evolution of DRR in the education sector in Japan, including some of the recent developments after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, focusing on DRR governance and practices in national policies, curriculum development and teacher training, community linkage, and international cooperation, to enhance resilience in the education sector.
The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
Natural Hazards
Sociology of Education


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