Graduate Project Title
The Benefits of Bibliotherapy: Textsets and Accompanying Guides for Students and Teachers
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Don B. Woodcock
Second Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
Third Committee Member
In this project, bibliotherapy (the use of literature in helping children cope with emotional problems or change) was investigated. Its history, with a specific focus on past and current uses in professional clinical and educational practice, was researched and outlined. In addition, a review of the psychological social and emotional needs and development of fourth through eighth graders ( early adolescence) was conducted. A summative argument supporting the use of bibliotherapy as a tool to meet the specific needs of early adolescents in the classroom setting was put forward. Limitations were noted. Upon completion of the research, an implementation guide for educators was created, in which textsets and accompanying activities were formulated based on research and research-based criteria. As an addendum, information and criteria selection advice specific to the needs of the teacher practitioner was included.
Maurina, Angela Lee, "The Benefits of Bibliotherapy: Textsets and Accompanying Guides for Students and Teachers" (2005). All Graduate Projects. 876.
Child Psychology Commons, Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Psychology Commons