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ERIC Number: EJ1259714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-6569
Preparing for the Next Natural Disaster: Understanding How Hurricanes Affect Educators and Schooling
Cannon, Sarah R.; Davis, Cassandra R.; Fuller, Sarah C.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v17 n2 p6-15 Sum 2020
After a natural disaster hits, schools often focus on a recovery plan that meets the immediate needs of students. Unfortunately, teachers' needs are not prioritized, leaving them to address personal and professional disruptions on their own. We studied 20 school districts in North Carolina and Texas that were affected by Hurricanes Matthew and Harvey. We found that after a hurricane, teachers' experience disruptions in the form of personal damage, damages at school, disruption to the school calendar, and disruption to the class routine. We recommend supporting teachers' physical, social-emotional, and classroom needs to assist and expedite recovery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Texas
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