It is not easy to introduce new issues into the school curriculum. Many education initiatives intended to introduce new themes and materials last only a few years, for a wide variety of reasons. This does not have to be the case. To have an impact and support safety, resilience, and social cohesion, the learning to live together (LTLT) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) curriculum areas need sustained attention over many years, including the review of implementation and impact. The curriculum content in these areas will also need updating and fine-tuning to meet changing situations. This booklet provides some suggestions to guide the start-up process for a strong, sustainable initiative in this area.
Safety, resilience, and social cohesion: a guide for curriculum developers