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Preschool children's facing death as a taboo issue

Veronika Koščak (2019) Preschool children's facing death as a taboo issue. Diploma thesis.

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    This Bachelor's thesis explores and discusses the taboo issue of death, focusing on how preschool children cope when faced with mortality. Death is presented as a taboo topic and child's interpretation of it, followed by different types of child's experiences of death of mourning for the death of loved ones. Then we proceed with different coping mechanisms for the child and their concerns. Literature containing coping methods for teachers in kindergarten is also presented in this thesis. The research part of the thesis is based on the analysis of the data obtained from a questionnaire in which preschool teachers from five different preschools in Pomurje participated. When designing research for thesis, attention was drawn to the nature in which educators are face and discuss taboo issues with children, and at what age they think is appropriate. Further, it was highlighted how they felt dealing with this topic. The data shows that, according to most preschool teachers, this topic is appropriate for all ages. However, in most cases, they are merely discussing the death children when question about it. To summarise, teachers feel only partially qualified to deal with topic of death, which can be also a key factor to not take an initiative to plan future assignment on pointed out issue.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: taboo issue, death, preschool children, preschool teacher
    Number of Pages: 38
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Marcela Batistič-ZorecMentor
    Link to COBISS: https://plus.si.cobiss.net/opac7/bib/peflj/12734281
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 6129
    Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2019 13:55
    Last Modified: 11 Dec 2019 13:55
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/6129

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