Long-term Evaluation of Proactive Attitudes Toward Disaster Education in Nepal


This study suggests shifting the evaluation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) education from short-term knowledge transfer to a long-term action-based approach. It proposes adopting a chronological and progressive evaluation method that tracks learners' progress from the start of DRR education, rather than retroactively. The study discusses issues with the prevalent short-term evaluation paradigm and presents three long-term evaluation studies that address these problems. It focuses on the development of a DRR education exchange program and the evolving proactive attitude of Nepalese students over a 15-year period, showcasing how education led to sustained proactive behavior even after graduation. The findings emphasize the importance of a long-term action-oriented evaluation approach to foster a lasting proactive attitude among learners.


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Genta Nakano, Seiji Suwa, Aparajita Gautam, Katsuya Yamoria

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International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

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