ERIC Number: ED170709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Children in Conflict: Books that Help.
Galen, Nancy; Johns, Jerry L.
Bibliotherapy may be of assistance in helping children cope with problems in the following ways: by helping them learn to analyze their attitudes and behavior; by assisting them in comparing their beliefs with those of others; by offering possible solutions to problems; and by contributing to their socialization. To identify the types of problems faced by primary school children, a study was undertaken in which 81 primary grade teachers selected the ten most prevalent problems faced by children from a list of 17 problems in three categories: self-concept, relationships with others and the need to cope with change. Results were used as a framework to compile an annotated booklist based on the following categories: coping with competition, divorce or other change in family status, failure, peer group pressure, and alienation and rejection; and recognizing and accepting one's strengths and weaknesses. The resulting booklist is intended to aid interested professionals in the selection of appropriate books for children in need of personal or social guidance. (DF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Study prepared at Northern Illinois University