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Issue of the month: Disaster education


Disaster education is an issue that should concern everyone, and particularly those living in areas exposed to various types of risk (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, etc.). And education means prevention. Disaster education must begin in the early years, since children are especially vulnerable to such situations (but this education should continue throughout their lifetime). Progress made and research conducted on this issue must be communicated to the entire population. In addition, the Ministry or Education should play a pivotal role in including disaster prevention in school curricula.

Through reading, we hope that teachers, as well as the general population, will become increasingly aware of the importance of education in disaster prevention and mitigation. Reading is a stimulus for change.

Recommended readings

http://www.crid.or.cr/digitalizacion/pdf/spa/doc15108/doc15108.htm

http://www.crid.or.cr/digitalizacion/pdf/spa/doc14717/doc14717.htm

http://www.crid.or.cr/digitalizacion/pdf/spa/doc14948/doc14948.htm

http://www.crid.or.cr/digitalizacion/pdf/spa/doc15107/doc15107.htm

http://www.cepredenac.org/downloads/Avances de la RRD en la Educación.pdf

 

Topic related links

http://www.fema.gov/kids

http://www.crid.or.cr/crid/CD_comunitario/cuentos-materiales.htm

http://www.unisdr.org/eng/public_aware/world_camp/2006-2007/case-study-sp.htm

http://www.crid.or.cr/crid/CD_GERIMU06/educacion.html

 

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