Understanding communities' needs for information and education

Cottrell, Alison, and King, David (2008) Understanding communities' needs for information and education. In: Nicklin, Sean, Cornwell, Ben, Dodd, James, Griffiths, Jacqui, and Townsend, Sean, (eds.) Risk Wise. Tudor Rose, United Kingdom, pp. 41-44.

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The Centre for Disaster Studies at James Cook University researches the relationships between emergency service providers and the communities they serve. To more effectiveley engage community members in planning and mitigation for disasters, it is essential to have an understanding or the different ways that diverse communities and the people who live in them view a particular risk. We also need to understand the different ways in which various sections of the community might be affected or involved in readiness, response and recovery. Three case studies are used here to illustrate ways in which research has been applied to an engagement and empowerment of different sectors of the community.

Item ID: 7449
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9536140-9-7
Keywords: hazards; communities; education
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Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2010 03:17
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940202 Electoral Systems @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 25%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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