International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 79

Full Length Research Paper

Seismic risk management education: Its place in life and earth science textbooks for secondary schools in Morocco

Eddif Aâtika
  • Eddif Aâtika
  • Laboratory of Scientific Research and Pedagogical Development Regional Center for Education and Training Professions Fès- Meknes, Morocco.
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  •  Received: 10 June 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 July 2019


This research is based on Life and Earth Sciences (LES) textbooks (El Moufid in LES and El Massar in LES) used in Morocco for second year of college. It is aimed at showing the place of seismic risks education in LES. The methodology used is based on the content analysis of seismic risk management education in these manuals. The results show that this approach is more or less neglected in these textbooks; yet Morocco has made considerable progress in the field of natural risk management. Following the analysis of LES textbooks, implications of this research include the importance of introducing a risk management culture in textbooks and in the practice of teachers and learners.


Key words: Life and earth sciences, natural risk management, practice, seismic risks education, textbooks.