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ERIC Number: ED535405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 301
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7914-7631-4
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Death in the Classroom: Writing about Love and Loss
Berman, Jeffrey
SUNY Press
In "Death in the Classroom", Jeffrey Berman writes about Love and Loss, the course that he designed and taught two years after his wife's death, in which he explored with his students the literature of bereavement. Berman, building on his previous courses that emphasized self-disclosing writing, shows how his students wrote about their own experiences with love and loss, how their writing affected classmates and teacher alike, and how writing about death can lead to educational and psychological breakthroughs. In an age in which eighty percent of Americans die not in their homes but in institutions, and in which, consequently, the living are separated from the dying, "Death in the Classroom" reveals how reading, writing, and speaking about death can play a vital role in a student's education.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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