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ERIC Number: EJ1158144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2146-0353
Geography Education Challenges Regarding Disaster Mitigation in Japan
Ohnishi, Koji; Mitsuhashi, Hiroshi
Review of International Geographical Education Online, v3 n3 p230-240 Win 2013
After the March 2011 great East Japan earthquake, school teachers became much more interested in education for disaster prevention. The purpose of this paper is to indicate the extent education for disaster prevention is present in the Japanese National Curriculum. Before March 2011, some elements of disaster prevention education were added to the new curriculum on Social Studies and geography. Disaster education's role becomes much more important for saving children's lives. The roles of geographic education for disaster education emphasize the skills of map and regional characteristic reading and interpretation. The goal of geography education for disaster prevention is that people are better able to find safety with these skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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