Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management (AJEDM)Volume 3 Number 4 (2011)
School Disaster Education in Affected Area-Collecting, Sharing, and Transfering Disaster Experiences
School disaster education is important factor for disaster management. In Kashmir of Pakistan, the large earthquake occurred in 2005. This paper is the case study in the affected area of the earthquake and proposes school disaster education which is necessary in such area in order to utilize disaster affected experiences. Disaster experiences are emphasized by students and teachers in the affected area for future disasters. This paper proposes essay and drawing competition to share the experiences among students as education program which can be done by school teachers without specialized knowledge of disaster management. The collected essays and drawings include various kinds of topics. The essays and drawings can be utilized as education material for future students to know past disasters. The paper introduces education material including the essays and drawing and the guidelines to utilize the material. The guidelines provide how to conduct competitions and how to utilize the material. Education using disaster experiences is expected to contribute to students to imagine disaster situation and to motivate them to learn disaster management.
Keywords: Disaster education, Competition, Schools, Earthquake affected area.