Disaster Resilience of Education Systems

Experiences from Japan

  • Koichi Shiwaku
  • Aiko Sakurai
  • Rajib Shaw

Part of the Disaster Risk Reduction book series (DRR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Koichi Shiwaku, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 1-10
  3. Koichi Shiwaku, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 25-37
  4. Genta Nakano, Seiji Suwa, Koichi Shiwaku, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 73-90
  5. Koichi Shiwaku, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 91-104
  6. Koichi Shiwaku, Yasutaka Ueda, Yukihiko Oikawa, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 105-130
  7. Yukihiko Oikawa
    Pages 143-180
  8. Yasutaka Ueda, Eriko Matsumoto, Yuko Nakagawa, Rajib Shaw
    Pages 213-229

About this book


Education is regarded as a cross-cutting issue for disaster risk reduction (DRR) through reviewing the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR) 2015–2030. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the education sector is one of the important efforts to enhance resilience in a community. DRR in the education sector not only focuses on provision of disaster education, but also includes securing a safe school environment, developing school disaster management plans, and building the capacity of school teachers and local educational officers. Japan, with its wealth of experience in DRR, has developed a good resilient system in its education sector, which has been tested and revised through experiences of past disasters.

This book reviews the evolution of DRR in the education sector in Japan, including some of the recent developments after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, focusing on DRR governance and practices in national policies, curriculum development and teacher training, community linkage, and international cooperation, to enhance resilience in the education sector.

The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.


Community Resilience DRR Governance Disaster Education Disaster Lessons in Japan Mainstreaming DRR School Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Koichi Shiwaku
    • 1
  • Aiko Sakurai
    • 2
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Global Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.International Research Institute of Disaster ScienceTohoku UniversityMiyagiJapan
  3. 3.Grad Sch of Global Environmental StudiesKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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