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ERIC Number: EJ1015927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Teachers' Attitudes and Experiences Regarding Death Education in the Classroom
Engarhos, Paraskevi; Talwar, Victoria; Schleifer, Michael; Renaud, Sarah-Jane
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n1 p126-128 Spr 2013
Today, young children are exposed to death through various forms of media in their communities, schools, and home environments. With this inevitability of exposure, there is a need for death education in order to inform and support today's youth when facing the subject of death. Death is said to be one of the most emotional and complex matters an individual can experience during childhood. The current research report is part of an on-going study exploring educators' experiences and concerns regarding discussing death in the classroom, their self-perceived ability to approach the topic of death with children, and their attitudes regarding death education in school. As the study is on-going, the current paper discusses the results of preliminary analyses conducted with the responses of the 59 teachers who have participated thus far.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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