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ERIC Number: ED161867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-13
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
Death Education: An Overview.
Eddy, James M.; St. Pierre, Richard W.
A review of the literature of death education reveals a lack of consensus among authors concerning the exact scope and sequence of an ideal death education program. Most authors feel, however, that death education should be a subject of immediate concern to all health educators, and that it is important to determine how children respond to various forms of misinformation about death. Researchers have shown concern with a number of areas in death education including: (1) stages of death and dying, and how patients, family, and medical staff can cope with the problem; (2) principles of communication in a death education experience for young children; (3) scientific and biological concerns of life and death processes; (4) curriculum development and program content; (5) teacher attitudes, feelings, and beliefs about death; (6) input from the community on special topics (input from attorneys, clergy, coroners, psychologists, etc.); and (7) program goals and objectives. A selected bibliography is included. (DS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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