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A survey on perspicacity of school children on disasters in Visakhapatnam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India
  • 2Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India
  • 3Department of Environmental Sciences, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, A.P, India

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 6, Issue (2), Pages 1-6, March,1 (2018)

Abstract

Disasters are natural catastrophes which strike with no such prior intimation disturbing the normal life of people and animals creating emergency conditions. Despite disaster prediction and issue of warning alarm to the public, disaster preparedness and knowledge on these natural events to school children are very meager leading to causalities. The present study is a survey conducted in few randomly selected schools to understand the knowledge of school children on disasters and their perceptions. The study revealed that most of the students are not sentient of the term disaster or natural calamity while few answers were quite shocking and indeed sad to underrate the teaching, teachers and the school management in providing students with knowledge pertaining to disasters even in metropolitan cities.

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