ABSTRACT

Video Called 'Drill Today: Survive Tomorrow' and a Study of Coalition Building and Alternative Funding   [open pdf - 935KB]

"It was a problem that there were no video-based programs currently being used to teach fire and tornado drill procedures in the elementary schools in Irondale, Alabama. The research questions were as follows: (a) What video-based programs were available? (b) Was funding a problem for principals in obtaining a video-based program that teaches fire and tornado drill procedures? (c) Could an alternative funding model be used to create a cost- effective, video-based fire and tornado drill procedure program. The answers to these questions all helped to develop a cost-effective and alternatively funded video-based program that teaches fire and tornado drill procedures in the elementary schools of Irondale, Alabama. Descriptive research surveys indicated that there were no video-based programs currently being utilized and that funding was the primary reason. The surveys also made evident the need for such a video. The final question explored alternative funding in a problem-solving model to determine if a video could be produced. Through action research, a professional quality video on fire and tornado drills was created, copied, and sent to all primary educational schools in Alabama utilizing a new funding model. Alternative funding, building coalitions, the utilization of video media, need validation, and creative exploration were all recommended in this project."

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1999-08
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Public Domain
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United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/
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pdf
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