Honors Program Theses
An analysis of elementary teachers' self-reported competencies in handling student grief in the classroom
Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)
Grief in children; Elementary school teachers; Grief therapy;
The goal of this study and this thesis is to analyze and gain an understanding of how a surveyed group of teachers feel about handling student grief and what experiences they have come across in dealing with students experiencing loss in order to address the importance and necessity of supporting student grief as a teacher. The research questions that helped direct my research toward achieving this goal included: Do teachers feel competent in dealing with student grief? Do teachers feel comfortable approaching the student and pursuing an active role in the student’s grief process? Do teachers feel they have adequate training to handle student grief? Do teachers feel they have access to resources to help them deal with student grief? What can teachers do to help students during their time of grieving?
Year of Submission
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
43 p. : ill.
© 2011 Ashley Rae Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, Ashley Rae, "An analysis of elementary teachers' self-reported competencies in handling student grief in the classroom" (2011). Honors Program Theses. 74.