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Planning of professional teacher‐training program for disaster prevention education and executing efficiency evaluation

Chien‐Yuan Chen (Department of Civil and Water Resources, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, ROC)
Kun‐Huang Yu (Department of Education, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, ROC)
Mei‐Ying Chen (Department of Education, National Chiayi University, Chiayi City, ROC)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 9 November 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this project is to modify and test the executive model of professional teacher training of disaster prevention education.

Design/methodology/approach

A three‐level teacher‐training program for disaster prevention education and training curricula is designed for campus disaster mitigation. The designed disaster prevention education in schools focus on the awareness of disasters, attitude toward prevention, preparation beforehand, appropriate countermeasures, scheduled drills, establishment of community‐based prevention units, participation, training programs for teachers, safety warning signs for public buildings, and research on disaster prevention.

Findings

The accomplishment of the project includes: the design of a systematic license procedure for disaster prevention for the leading‐level, county‐level, and campus‐level; the design of a systematic curricula for teacher training of disaster prevention and training campus‐level teachers; and the evaluation of the efficiency and performance of the teacher‐training program for disaster prevention education.

Originality/value

A three‐level teacher‐training program for disaster prevention education and training curricula is designed. Statistics analysis of training and learning efficiency evaluation by trainee shows that the designed courses are efficient and practical. The project cultured 310 campus‐level disaster prevention teachers and more than 1,000 licensed teachers trained that follow the training program in Taiwan.

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Citation

Chen, C., Yu, K. and Chen, M. (2012), "Planning of professional teacher‐training program for disaster prevention education and executing efficiency evaluation", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 21 No. 5, pp. 608-623. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653561211278734

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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