Year: 1985 Source: National Conference on Youth Suicide, (1985: Washington, D.C.), p.251-260 SIEC No: 19871814

Alsop discusses the problem of educating young people in a society that puts enormous pressure on youth to succeed. He states “The range of the essential aspects of being human, the range of our emotions & feelings, has been pared down & narrowed by the choices we’ve made in the way we live our lives”,(p.255). He advocates bringing the arts back into education to give youth a sense of completeness that is now lacking. Examples of materials used in teaching about death are included. (NBB)