Volume 24 Issue 2, 2009

Natural hazards education in Australian schools: How can we make it more effective?

Neil Dufty

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


Most of Australia’s emergency management authorities have developed and implemented some type of education program for youth. Generally, these programs are delivered through schools. Even though these activities have the potential to build community resilience to natural hazards, some may not be as effective as they could be. This article provides guidelines to improve the effectiveness of school natural hazard programs and identifies further research required through program evaluation.