ERIC Number: ED278644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-20
Reference Count: 0
How to Deal with the Subject of Death with Students in Grades K-12.
Lockard, Bonnie Elam
The relatively new field of thanatology provides a rich supply of resources for teachers to use in developing an understanding of death and in preparing to deal with the subject with children. This review of the literature was completed with the primary purpose of providing teachers with a summary of effective teaching methods and resources to use with children at different developmental levels. Other objectives of this paper are to encourage educators to discuss this topic openly and to help them to communicate with children about death in a more therapeutic manner. Tables relate characteristics of children's death concept to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development and offer presentation, action, and interaction techniques for death education for children. Forty-one references are listed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Memphis, TN, November 20, 1986). For related document, see SP 028 547.