Disaster Risk Reduction

Education for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

Editors: Shaw, Rajib, Oikawa, Yukihiko (Eds.)

  • Constitutes the first attempt, at the 10th year of the decade of ESD and HFA [Hyogo framework for Action], to analyse these two sectors together
  • Comprises a combination of theory, case study and analysis
  • Collects diverse perspectives from authors including academicians, practitioners and professionals in the respective field
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About this book

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Disaster Risk Reduction Education (DRRE) have overlapping areas of concern focusing on strengthening the link to local communities. In reality, there is significant synergy in ESD and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Both concepts urge looking at the communities, both focus on behavior changes and both call for linking knowledge to action. The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) ends in 2014 and the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) ends in 2015. Therefore, at this junction, it is important to review the progress made over the past 10 years and to suggest future synergy options. This book is the first attempt to review these two emerging fields and to provide input to the future direction of education.

The book has 11 chapters, drawing lessons mainly from Japan and discussing their implications for the world. The first four chapters provide an overview of the ESD–DRR linkage, ESD and its evolution, DRRE and Climate Change Education. These are followed by case studies from ESD practices in Japan, in schools, universities and communities.

The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of environment, disaster risk reduction and climate change studies. The book provides them with a good idea of the current research trends in the field and furnishes basic knowledge about these vital topics. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the knowledge collected here to establishing policy and making decisions.

About the authors

Rajib Shaw

Rajib Shaw is a Professor in the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies of Kyoto University, Japan. He worked closely with the local communities, NGOs, governments and international organization, including United Nations, especially in the Asian countries. He is currently the Chair of the United Nations Asia Regional Task Force for Urban Risk Reduction and the President of Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM). His research interests are: community based disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, urban risk management, and disaster and environmental education. He has published several books in the field of disaster and environmental management. He is also the Chief Editor of Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management.

Yukihiko Oikawa

Yukihiko Oikawa is a Researcher of Miyagi University of Education, an Associate Researcher of the University of Tokyo and Senior Advisor of SEEDS Asia, a Japanese non-profit organization. He was the former Deputy Director of Kesennuma City Board of Education. He has been promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) over ten years at regional and national level, collaborating with local sectors, universities, Japanese government, NGO/NPO and international institution such as UNESCO, United Nation University (UNU) and Fulbright Fund. Since the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (EJET) in 2011, he has been contributing to educational recovery of post-disaster in Kesennuma City utilizing the network of ESD, and to improvement of DRR Education based on lessons of EJET and the concept of ESD.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Overview of Concepts: Education for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Shaw, Rajib

    Pages 1-13

  • Education for Sustainable Development: Trends and Practices

    Oikawa, Yukihiko

    Pages 15-35

  • Disaster Risk Reduction Education: Issues and Challenges

    Shaw, Rajib

    Pages 37-51

  • Climate Change Education: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

    Fernandez, Glenn (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • Disaster-Affected Schools and School Districts After the East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Issues for Recovery Education

    Ichinose, Tomonori

    Pages 75-86

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55089-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56374-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction
Editors
  • Rajib Shaw
  • Yukihiko Oikawa
Series Title
Disaster Risk Reduction
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55090-7
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55090-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55089-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56374-7
Series ISSN
2196-4106
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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