Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Implementation of Disaster Mitigation Education in Karo Regency, North Sumatra as an Effort to Build Disaster Alert Character

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290565,
        author={Yogi  Ambarita and Darsiharjo  Darsiharjo and Mamat  Ruhimat},
        title={Implementation of Disaster Mitigation Education in Karo Regency, North Sumatra as an Effort to Build Disaster Alert Character},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly ICCSSIS), ICCSIS 2019, 24-25 October 2019, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSSIS},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={volcanic disasters education students schools characters},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290565}
    }
    
  • Yogi Ambarita
    Darsiharjo Darsiharjo
    Mamat Ruhimat
    Year: 2019
    Implementation of Disaster Mitigation Education in Karo Regency, North Sumatra as an Effort to Build Disaster Alert Character
    ICSSIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2019.2290565
Yogi Ambarita1,*, Darsiharjo Darsiharjo1, Mamat Ruhimat1
  • 1: Geography Education Study Program, Indonesian University of Education, Indonesia
*Contact email: yogiambarita@upi.edu

Abstract

This study aims to form students' alert character to face volcanic disasters. The method used in this research is the study of literature. Karo Regency is a disaster-prone area, which is the eruption of the Mount Sinabung volcano. The most effective prevention efforts to reduce the impact of disaster risk are from the education sector. The school is a conscious and planned effort developing student character through the cultivation of knowledge and skills. Disaster mitigation education is an essential need for students to reduce the impact of natural disasters both in the present and in the future. Nowadays, disaster education materials have been studied at schools in Indonesia. Although students have been taught several ways to cope with natural disasters, they still have a lack of awareness. The results obtained from this study are some efforts to foster the character of the students’disaster preparedness. So it is hoped that students can implement disaster mitigation education to reduce the number of fatalities.