Safety Education from the Perspective of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Today, the environment surrounding children is changing dramatically. A review of children’s situations from the perspectives of “safety” and “security” will reveal various kinds of risks, including traffic, crime, and disaster. Do children have sufficient capabilities to respond to such risks? If not, how can they acquire these capabilities? With these interests and based on a holistic understanding of safety, this chapter studies the shape of safety education, that is, education required for the development of a safe and secure society (i.e., a resilient and sustainable society), particularly in the context of Japan. In addition to that objective, this chapter aims to verify what kind of safety education should be provided through the new educational concept of “Education for Sustainable Development” (ESD).
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