ERIC Number: ED393836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Preparing Teachers To Help Children and Families of Divorce.
Kramer, Pamela A.
A survey of 25 institutions of higher education was completed to identify strategies that are being used to prepare future teachers to help children and families of divorce. Ten individual strategies are discussed, including case studies, journal articles and reflective papers, use of children's literature, student teaching experiences, and discussion of divorce in courses such as Foundations of Education, Child Development, Social Studies Methods, and Urban Education. The data suggest that while numerous approaches are being used to address the topic of divorce, this is not a top priority topic among the many other pressing issues in teacher education. However, with the lives of more than half of U.S. children directly affected by divorce, it is critical that teachers be prepared to be supportive and effective in helping these children and their families. A resource list of children's literature, research literature, and films is included. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Chicago, IL, February 21-24, 1996).