ERIC Number: ED147689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Death Education: Teaching a Course on Death and Dying.
Jeffrey, Dwight W.
This presentation is designed to provide a framework and reference points for death education for any setting or learning group. It sets forth a brief rationale for teaching about death, then lists three goals of death education: (1) acquiring knowledge and information; (2) clarifying personal values and goals; and (3) developing coping or helping abilities. The author describes his own course on death, including a week-by-week summary of class activities and assignments he uses to reach the three goals. He mentions the need to share information in order to improve death education and develop more refined approaches to teaching and learning. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)