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ERIC Number: EJ1130604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
Towards Developing Science of Survival (SOS) Pamphlets for "Typhoon, Flashflood, Storm Surge and Tsunami" and for "Earthquakes and Their Aftermath": A Pilot Study
Nivera, Gladys; Camacho, Vic Marie; Sia, Shila Rose; Avilla, Ruel; Butron, Benilda; Fernandez, Eisha Vienna; Pastor, Crist John; Reyes, Allan; Palomar, Brando
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v7 n1 p59-77 2017
The catastrophic devastation from recent natural calamities in the Philippines such as Typhoon Yolanda and Central Visayas earthquake in 2013 had made disaster preparedness a primary concern in the country. Prompted by the critical need to use science to save lives, this study developed Science of Survival (SOS) pamphlets titled "When the Wind Rages and Water Rises: A Science of Survival Pamphlet for Typhoon, Flashflood, Storm Surge and Tsunami" and "When the Earth Moves: A Science of Survival Pamphlet for Earthquakes and Their Aftermath (Liquefaction, Fire, Landslide and Tsunami)". The study used the developmental research design consisting of three phases: needs and context analysis phase, design, development and formative evaluation phase, and semi-summative evaluation phase. By carefully documenting the iterative process of analysis, design, evaluation and revision, insights were sought with regard to the development of pamphlets that provide useful and scientifically accurate information about surviving natural calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes. Experts from government agencies involved in disaster risk reduction and management, science experts in the university, and students who were victims of major disasters reviewed and evaluated the pamphlets. The results of the semi-summative quantitative evaluation showed that both pamphlets are highly acceptable as supplementary resource materials on disaster response and management.
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Philippines
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