Disaster vulnerability education: A new focus on disaster education across the curriculum

Jason David Rivera, Demond Shondell Miller

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Disaster risk in the global context is becoming more prevalent in political, economic, social, and academic discourses. With increasing media coverage over the past few years, natural disasters have been recognized as events containing a host of social, political, and psychological ramifications, which oftentimes highlight, at the local, regional, and national level, people's ability to deal with natural disasters. According to the United Nations and other international educational and accredited bodies, there is an increasing need to educate both current and future generations on the significance of disaster risks. Due to significant risks posed to society by the increasing number of environmental disasters, this work is important because it encourages an understanding of the risks posed by disasters and crisis as a part of educational strategies to raise civic awareness by building instruction into lower-level undergraduate education within the general education curriculum at institutions of higher learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Security Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Safety Research
  • Law


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