Author Credentials

Sister Maryanne Fitzgerald

Date of Award

1-1-1980

Document Type

Thesis

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Education)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Educational change; Early childhood special education; Mentally ill children--Education; Mental retardation

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of a death education program on the level of conceptual thinking of mentally retarded children. This paper focuses on presenting the results of a death education program by comparing the ability of five mentally retarded students to con­ceptualize about death before and after the specially designed program with that of controls who were not exposed to the program. Piaget's levels of conceptual I thinking formed the basis of evaluation. The students were drawn from Blessed Sacrament Special Education Center for educable mentally retarded (EMR) children.

Rights

Open Access

OCLC Number

754127990

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