A Study of School-based Curriculum to Disaster Prevention Teaching for Sixth Graders in the Elementary School


For the past few years, global natural disasters happened constantly. Taiwan is located in Northeast Asia. The most impressed natural disaster for Taiwanese is the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake. Because the geographical environment of Taiwan and Japan are very similar, the same disaster may also happen in Taiwan. Besides, the natural disasters often happened in Taiwan not only earthquakes but also typhoons, mudslides and cloudbursts. Natural disasters can cause great damage and huge losses of life and money. Only have right concepts of disaster prevention and education of disaster mitigation, we can avoid loss of life and money from natural disasters. About the education of disaster prevention and disaster mitigation, my research start from Japanese elementary school, because Japanese is doing very well than other countries. Japanese take the education disaster prevention and education of disaster mitigation seriously, but in Taiwan we don’t have many damage prevention program to face natural disaster. I take the knowledge, experience and school course of Japanese to design some damage prevention program and course that can fit Taiwan’s elementary school students also increase their quick response about any damage and disaster. Education of disaster prevention and disaster mitigation are so important that there is nothing more important than life.

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Kaiju (Yumi) Yang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Cheng-Chieh Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACE2015
Stream: Primary and secondary education

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