ERIC Number: EJ1123553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Adolescents, Egocentrism, and Mortality
Hanna, Jennie L.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v90 n1 p30-33 2017
Adolescents are often described as egocentric, but a major source of this external behavior is the internal fear of adolescents have about feeling invisible, being different, and even their own mortality. Facing this fear through a curricular focus on death can help to combat this behavior. This can be accomplished through novel studies of books that include an honest discussion of death as a part of life and writing activities like composing self-obituaries. When used correctly, the subject of death can help students to develop goal-setting habits, better understand themselves and learn how to focus on the life that lies before them.
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Fear, Death, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Classroom Techniques, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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