Abstract-1 (Jul 2021) Swagatam Das


International Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journal of Education

Vol. 7 (3) July 2021, 01-07, E-ISSN: 2395-7344, P-ISSN: 2320-9526

Title: A Comparative Study of Academic Achievement of Students in Disaster Risk Reduction Exposed and Non-Exposed Secondary Schools of Odisha

Swagatam Das, Teacher Educator, DIET, Puri, India. E-mail: drswagatamdas@gmail.com

Article DOI: 10.46704/pol.2021.v07i03.001


School safety initiative is an endeavor of Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) to protect the young lives and provide them with a safe learning environment. This involves training of children on life saving skills and effective response, strengthening schools buildings to withstand natural disasters, hunting hazards in schools through non-structural mitigation measures, developing school safety plans. It is therefore required to assess the extent of knowledge and skills gathered by the students through disaster education and to compare the academic achievement of students of DRR exposed schools with that of DRR non-exposed schools in regard to disaster management education. The results of the test of statistical significance between two group Means have been found to be significant. The students of DRR exposed schools have achieved significantly larger scores on the achievement test in respect of disaster management education despite their internal variance. It is recommended that teaching and learning about DRR in disaster prone areas may be accelerated and risk mitigation and reduction measures should be incorporated in the resumption of teaching and learning. School-based and child-led disaster risk reduction programme should be mobilized.

Keywords: Achievement of Students, Disaster Risk Reduction Programme, Secondary Schools