Journal article

Children's views on evacuation drills and school preparedness: Mapping experiences and unfolding perspectives

Andrea Vasquez, Katitza Marinkovic, Margarita Bernales, Jorge Leon, Juan Gonzalez, Sebastian Castro

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

Introduction and purpose of this study: Colegio Ingles is the largest and oldest school in the city of Iquique, the capital of Chile's northern Tarapaca Region. In accordance with the School Evacuation Plan, a drill was held in 2013 with the entire student body (n = 1600). The majority of the students had experienced the 2014 Pisagua earthquake. Considering the school's exposure to natural disasters and the experience of its students, we studied the perspectives of k-12 students relative to their school's evacuation plan for a major disaster, such as an earthquake and a tsunami. Materials and methods: The study applied a qualitative methodology for in-depth exploration and insight into the s..

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Grants

Awarded by Fondo Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnologia (National Fund for Science and Technology, FONDECYT)


Awarded by Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica/Fondo de Financiamiento de Centros de Investigacion en Areas Prioritarias (Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research/Fund for Research Centers in Critical Areas)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Fondo Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnologia (National Fund for Science and Technology, FONDECYT), Research Grant No. 1141187, and Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica/Fondo de Financiamiento de Centros de Investigacion en Areas Prioritarias (Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research/Fund for Research Centers in Critical Areas) CONICYT/ FONDAP 15110017.