chapter  21
Religious Values in Death Education
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Death education courses present death-related information from religion in much the same way. In Dimensions of Loss and Death Education, Patricia Zalaznik offers a unit on religious viewpoints concerning death [1]. She suggests covering a variety of beliefs through student writings, guest speakers and/or group discussion. Educators are encouraged to avoid imposing personal values on students by having the students describe their own beliefs. This also provides an opportunity for students to share their varied beliefs with their classmates. The students also play a key role in the selection of guest speakers by sponsoring the panel and by providing the guest speakers with a list of questions which they wish to have answered. Finally, students review their readings and notes and can participate in group-learning exercises by having class discussion or assignments in small groups.