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ERIC Number: EJ1004813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0361-6843
Caring for Our Students in Courses with Potentially Threatening Content
Barlow, M. Rose; Becker-Blease, Kathryn
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v36 n2 p240-243 Jun 2012
The authors enjoy the challenge of teaching classes on gender and violence, including violence against women, psychology of trauma, and psychology of gender. Although various sources provide suggestions for teaching classes that provoke strong reactions in students, they have found that one size does not fit all. Rather, they must first identify the needs and motivations of individual students, as well as the class dynamics that arise when students with different levels of trauma awareness begin interacting with each other and with them. The authors present here a typology of students' awareness drawn from their experience with classes on gender and violence. This typology may also apply to classes on racism and other challenging topics. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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