Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering

2015 Edition
| Editors: Michael Beer, Ioannis A. Kougioumtzoglou, Edoardo Patelli, Siu-Kui Au

School Seismic Safety and Risk Mitigation

  • Marla PetalEmail author
  • Ben Wisner
  • Ilan Kelman
  • David Alexander
  • Omar-Dario Cardona
  • Djillali Benouar
  • Sanjaya Bhatia
  • Jitendra Kumar Bothara
  • Amod Mani Dixit
  • Rebekah Green
  • Ram Chandra Kandel
  • Tracy Monk
  • Bishnu Pandey
  • Janise Rodgers
  • Zeynep Türkmen Sanduvaç
  • Rajib Shaw
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35344-4_396
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Synonyms

Comprehensive school safety; Critical infrastructure; Safe school construction; Safe school facilities; School construction

Introduction

Access to education is a basic human right. It is enshrined in Convention on the Rights of the Child (1990), the World Declaration on Education for All (in 1990), and the World Education Forum (WEF 2000). It is one of the Millennium Development Goals for the decade starting in 2005 and continues to be part of the “post-2015” development agenda. Education is strongly associated with poverty reduction, and there are strong global and national drives to implement it. The Global Partnership for Education has 29 national partners, supporting the implementation of universal, free, quality basic education in 57 partner developing countries. In GPE’s 2012–2015 Strategic Plan, the first of its four strategic goals is “All children have access to a safe, adequately equipped space to receive an education with a skilled teacher.” However, none of its...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marla Petal
    • 10
    Email author
  • Ben Wisner
    • 11
    • 12
  • Ilan Kelman
    • 13
    • 13
  • David Alexander
    • 11
  • Omar-Dario Cardona
    • 1
  • Djillali Benouar
    • 2
  • Sanjaya Bhatia
    • 3
  • Jitendra Kumar Bothara
    • 4
    • 5
  • Amod Mani Dixit
    • 4
  • Rebekah Green
    • 6
  • Ram Chandra Kandel
    • 7
  • Tracy Monk
    • 8
  • Bishnu Pandey
    • 9
  • Janise Rodgers
    • 10
  • Zeynep Türkmen Sanduvaç
    • 11
  • Rajib Shaw
    • 12
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaManizalesColombia
  2. 2.University of Bab EzzouarAlgiersAlgeria
  3. 3.UNISDR Recovery PlatformKobeJapan
  4. 4.NSETKathmanduNepal
  5. 5.Miyamoto ImpactChristchurchNew Zealand
  6. 6.University of Western WashingtonBellinghamUSA
  7. 7.TorontoCanada
  8. 8.Families for School Seismic SafetyVancouverCanada
  9. 9.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  10. 10.GeoHazards InternationalMenlo ParkUSA
  11. 11.Risk REDIstanbulTurkey
  12. 12.University of KyotoKyotoJapan
  13. 13.Norwegian Institute of International AffairsOsloNorway