Date of Award

11-2015

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Emergency and Disaster Management

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Michael Charter

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to identify and validate the importance of employing the instruction of basic emergency management principles into the high school setting. Research was conducted comparison between current emergency management practices and the Common Core Standards for Educators. Findings include a vast lacking of emergency management principles in the public school curriculum. The capability to implement emergency management principles into the student curriculum while maintaining the integrity of the common core standards is a capability unique to the career field. The research conclusion is that through the addition of EM principles, the local community and students will be better prepared to handle and respond to natural and man-made disasters.

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