Linking School Environment to Geo Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Tanzania

Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, Vol. 2. No 6, Arc Journals, pg 91- 98, June 2015

8 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016

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Evaristo Haulle

Department of Geography, Mkwawa University College of Education

William Rugumamu

Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam

Date Written: June 1, 2015

Abstract

The paper reflects on the need for linking Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and school environment which is necessary for preparing students to relate disasters to development. The study was based on a review of school curriculum, questionnaire monitoring, focus group discussions and observation. Data were analysed by content and SPSS software. Findings revealed that Education Development Plans overlooked earthquake risk in designs and locations of buildings while the curricula inadequately internalise DRR approaches. In conclusion DRR is not intimately linked to school environment and hence the need for strategically developing comprehensive curricula and enhance participatory schools management for sustainable.

Keywords: school environment, Disaster risk, Tanzania

JEL Classification: I10, Q29, Z1

Suggested Citation

Haulle, Evaristo and Rugumamu, William, Linking School Environment to Geo Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development in Tanzania (June 1, 2015). Journal of Humanities Social Sciences and Education, Vol. 2. No 6, Arc Journals, pg 91- 98, June 2015 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2748694

Evaristo Haulle (Contact Author)

Department of Geography, Mkwawa University College of Education ( email )

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IRINGA
Tanzania

William Rugumamu

Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam ( email )

P.O. Box 35046
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

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