This book introduces an emerging area of research exploring the influence of extreme weather events on school systems.
Chapters explore a range of extreme weather events such as snowstorms, bushfires, extreme winds, heavy rainfall and prolonged heat waves, and their potentially widespread impacts. It also covers key challenges faced by schools, including how to protect students, levels of teacher preparation to counter extreme weather conditions and how students' learning is impacted by extreme weather patterns.
Drawing on a broad range of research in this field, this book will appeal to environmental and educational researchers, as well as those currently studying or practising in education.
1.The Impact of Extreme Weather on School Communities Brendon Hyndman and Jennifer Vanos 2. The Impact of Indoor and Outdoor Heat Extremes on Schoolchildren Brendon Hyndman, Adora Shortridge and Jennifer Vanos 3. The Impact of Air Quality on Schoolchildren Giovanni Di Virgilio, Melissa Hart, Angela Maharaj and Donna Green 4. The Influences of Extreme Cold and Storms on Schoolchildren Brendon Hyndman and Brenton Button 5. Public Perceptions of Weather-Protection Strategies for Schools Brendon Hyndman 6. Building and School-Playground Design to Protect From Weather Extremes Jennifer Vanos and Sebastian Pfautsch 7. Future Protection From Extreme Weather Influences in School Communities Brendon Hyndman and Jennifer Vanos