ERIC Number: ED432901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Plan To Reduce the Vulnerability of School Buildings to Natural Disasters: Dominica.
Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
A workshop report provides the structure and content of a school building vulnerability reduction plan for schools in Dominica, determines roles and interactions between school stakeholders, and designs a natural hazard vulnerability reduction program. It provides a profile of the current stock of school buildings in Dominica while also addressing the issues of design, construction, reconstruction after destruction, retrofitting, rehabilitation, and other school building concerns. It also outlines the process involved in school construction to identify responsibilities at various levels of the process and examines issues of design and construction criteria, site selection, financing, and level of community involvement. Issues are highlighted pertaining to levels of preparedness at the national level and the participation of key stakeholders in disaster management activities. Existing plans and strategies and the roles of teachers and students in disaster management are also addressed. The plan concludes with recommendations. An appendix includes an overview of government schools in Dominica. (GR)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Planning, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Surveys
Web site: http://www.oas.org/en/cdmp/schools/domweb.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Organization of American States, Washington, DC.; Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Dominica