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[G03-17] Extension of school education for disaster prevention over households –a case study of Mashima Elementary School-
Keywords:disaster prevention, education, earthquake, the theory of “communities of practice” , household
We took an elementary school as a study field and started research activities in late July 2015 at Mashima Elementary School in Nagano City. The direct approach of our activity is limited to school kids but as is described above, we focused primarily on influencing their parents to take action at home to protect their children. One of the main activities we carried out was the lecture delivery to school kids in September. We also distributed newsletter every month so that we can encourage school kids, teachers and parents constantly.
Changes have been observed in school kids and teachers firstly, and then to parents and even to the community around the school. In the presentation, we would like to report our activities and the observed changes in consciousness and relationships between the stakeholders by applying the theory of “communities of practice” (Lave and Wenger, 1991, Sun et al., 2012). We may also clarify the turning point of their behavior modification through analyzing questionnaire and interview surveys.