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3 2017, 8(3): 27-47 Back to browse issues page
Comparative study of physical assistance management training in Iran and the United States from the global perspective – local
Marjan Javanbakhsh , Parvin Shafiei Moghadam * , Seyyed AmirHossein Sarsikian
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Background: The most important factor in effective management of natural and man-made disasters is human resources. The least expensive and the shortest time and route to upbringing human resources as valuable assets to provide efficient and effective service in disasters is education. The objective in this survey is curriculum development comparison at U.S.A. Universities “disaster and emergency management” major and Iran institutes “man-made and natural disaster management” major.
Method: The research is comparative with interpretative approach. Data is collected by international and national formal informative bases. At first, two curriculum developments in B.Sc. level were compared each other, and then some offers were suggested based on analyzing of their similarities and differences, after categorization of their kinks.
Findings: In Iran, despite of interest, talent and occupational requires of students in all center, curriculum development and content in field of science, general management, social science and communication, natural science and disaster, disaster management in both Associate and B.Sc. levels are changeless and invariable. Optional and selective lessons were not designed.
Conclusion: The curriculum development and content in both levels and in both man-made and natural disaster is considered according to disaster management global pattern to emphasis on national and local needs. Using of optional, variable and high flexible lessons in the curriculum development and content appropriate to interest, talent and occupational requires of students is suggested to effective disaster management in Iran. In according to variety of disasters in Iran, new courses designing with professional curriculum development to each group of disaster and emergencies situation is necessary.
Keywords: comparative study, global curriculum, disaster management, higher education
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Javanbakhsh M, Shafiei Moghadam P, Sarsikian S A. Comparative study of physical assistance management training in Iran and the United States from the global perspective – local. 3. 2017; 8 (3) :27-47
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فصلنامه علمی پژوهشی امداد و نجات Quarterly Scientific Journal of Rescue and Relief
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