The Resource Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account, edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor

Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account, edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor

Label
Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account
Title
Children's understanding of death
Title remainder
toward a contextualized and integrated account
Statement of responsibility
edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph provides an account of young children's socialization with respect to death and develops a conception of children's understanding of death that encompasses affective and cognitive dimensions. Conducted in a small city in the Midwest, the project involved several component studies employing quantitative and qualitative methods. Middle-class, European American children were interviewed about their cognitive/affective understandings of death; their parents completed questionnaires about the children's experiences and their own beliefs and practices. Other data included ethnographic observations, interviews, focus groups, and analysis of children's books. Parents and teachers shared a dominant folk theory, believing that children should be shielded from death because they lack the emotional and cognitive capacity to understand or cope with death. Even the youngest children knew basic elements of the emotional script for death, a script that paralleled messages available across socializing contexts. Similarly, they showed considerable understanding of the sub-concepts of death, providing additional evidence that young children's cognitive understanding is more advanced than previously thought, and contradicting the dominant folk theory held by most parents. Although children's default model of death was biological, many children and parents used coexistence models, mixing scientific and religious elements. A preliminary study of Mexican American families cast the foregoing findings in relief, illustrating a different set of socializing beliefs and practices. Mexican American children's understanding of death differed from their European American counterparts' in ways that mirrored these differences
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SSC
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Rosengren, Karl S
  • Miller, Peggy J
  • Gutiérrez, Isabel T
  • Chow, Philip I
  • Schein, Stevie S
  • Anderson, Kathy N
  • Callanan, Maureen A
  • Bauer, Patricia J
Series statement
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development
Series volume
Serial No. 312, Vol. 79, No. 1
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  • Children and death
  • Bereavement in children
Target audience
adult
Label
Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account, edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1.] Introduction / Peggy J Miller, Karl S. Rosengren, and Isabel T. Gutierrez -- [2.] European Americans in Centerville : community and family contexts / Peggy J Miller, Isabel T. Gutierrez, Philip L Chow, and Stevie S. Schein -- [3.] Affective dimensions of death : children's books, questions, and understandings / Isabel T. Gutierrez, Peggy J Miller, Karl S. Rosengren, and Stevie S. Schein -- [4.] Cognitive dimensions of death in context / Karl S. Rosengren, Isabel T. Gutierrez, and Stevie S. Schein -- [5.] Cognitive models of death / Karl S. Rosengren, Isabel T. Gutierrez, and Stevie S. Schein -- [6.] Mexican American immigrants in the Centerville region : teachers, children, and parents / Isabel T. Gutierrez, Karl S. Rosengren, and Peggy J Miller -- [7.] Final thoughts / Peggy J Miller and Karl S. Rosengren
Control code
ocn872261573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 162 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872261573
Label
Children's understanding of death : toward a contextualized and integrated account, edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T. Gutiérrez, Philip I. Chow, Stevie S. Schein, Kathy N. Anderson ; with commentary by Maureen A. Callanan ; Patricia J. Bauer, series editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1.] Introduction / Peggy J Miller, Karl S. Rosengren, and Isabel T. Gutierrez -- [2.] European Americans in Centerville : community and family contexts / Peggy J Miller, Isabel T. Gutierrez, Philip L Chow, and Stevie S. Schein -- [3.] Affective dimensions of death : children's books, questions, and understandings / Isabel T. Gutierrez, Peggy J Miller, Karl S. Rosengren, and Stevie S. Schein -- [4.] Cognitive dimensions of death in context / Karl S. Rosengren, Isabel T. Gutierrez, and Stevie S. Schein -- [5.] Cognitive models of death / Karl S. Rosengren, Isabel T. Gutierrez, and Stevie S. Schein -- [6.] Mexican American immigrants in the Centerville region : teachers, children, and parents / Isabel T. Gutierrez, Karl S. Rosengren, and Peggy J Miller -- [7.] Final thoughts / Peggy J Miller and Karl S. Rosengren
Control code
ocn872261573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 162 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)872261573

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