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ERIC Number: ED230518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Death Education.
Molnar, Linda Ann
The value of death education at the elementary school level is discussed. It is pointed out that death education can be helpful in preparing children to cope with death by reducing anxiety, which would enable them to adjust to future experiences. It is suggested that close cooperation between parents, school, and the community is important in implementing a death education course. Guidelines are offered for designing a death education curriculum. General attitudes, assumptions, and beliefs about death common to children between the ages of 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 and older are outlined, and concepts appropriate when discussing death with each of these age groups are delineated. The value of using children's books to help them deal with death related experiences is discussed, and a list of suggested resources is included. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (March 1983).