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  1. Learning arithmetic outdoors in junior high school – influence on performance and self-regulating skills

    Contributor(s): Emilia Fägerstam, Joakim Samuelsson

    This study aims to explore the influence of outdoor teaching among students, aged 13, on arithmetic performance and self-regulation skills as previous research concerning outdoor mathematics learning is limited. This study had a quasi-experimental design. An outdoor and a traditional group...

  2. High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning

    Contributor(s): Emilia Fägerstam

    This is a longitudinal case study where teachers from different disciplines were interviewed before and after an outdoor teaching project in a Swedish junior high school. The school grounds were used regularly as an area for teaching and learning in different subjects. The purpose of this study...

  3. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s): Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  4. Garden-Based Learning: An Experience With "At Risk" Secondary Education Students

    Contributor(s): José-Reyes Ruiz Gallardo, Alonso Verde, Arturo Valdés

    The reengagement of disenchanted secondary students is one of the priorities of the educational system. Over a six-year period (2003–2004 to 2008–2009), 63 disruptive and low-performance secondary school students were integrated into a two-year garden-based learning program, which...

  5. Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program

    Contributor(s): Scott Caspell

  6. A survey of elderly dog and cat owners and their attitudes to their pets

    Contributor(s): Y. Tokura, K. Noda, M. Azuma, M. Kato, T. Kobayashi, N. Kajiwara, K. Endo

  7. Cats and domestication – a road less travelled

    Contributor(s): Claire Hargrave

    Cats are the favoured domestic companion in the USA and their numbers are closely approaching that status in the UK. Yet the cat’s motivation for their behaviours, particularly those that stretch the limits of the human–cat bond, remain a mystery to many owners. By looking at the...

  8. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Cat Care and Needs Scale (CCANS)

    Contributor(s): Mikel M Delgado, Gretchen M. Reevy

    The objective of this study was to develop a brief scale, primarily intended for research applications, that measures how well people report meeting the welfare needs of their pet cats. The practice of keeping cats as a companion animal has increased, and despite their popularity, many cats...

  9. The technician's role in the behavior consultation

    Contributor(s): Julie Shaw

  10. Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi

    The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...

  11. Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski

    Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....

  12. Secure and disorganized attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children in Kinshasa

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi

  13. Secure and disorganised attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi

  14. Canine separation anxiety: strategies for treatment and management

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): RJ Sargisson

  15. Evaluation of a behavioral assessment tool for dogs relinquished to shelters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DL Duffy, KA Kruger, James A. Serpell

  16. Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S.

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, C. Victor Spain, Margaret Slater

    When dogs and cats are not retained in a home, they are re-homed to somewhere, and while there is a collection of research around relinquishment to shelters, little is known about the general re-homing picture. A cross sectional random digit dial survey was conducted with an aim to learn more...

  17. Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Saethra Jade Fritscher, James Ha

    Opponents of declawing contend that it causes behavioral problems, whereas others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, state that because destructive scratching is a risk factor for relinquishment and euthanasia, declawing is a reasonable alternative. If declawing causes...

  18. No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gary J. Patronek, Janis Bradley

    Use of behavior evaluations for shelter dogs has progressed despite their lack of scientific validation as reliable diagnostic tools. Yet results of these evaluations are often used to make life-and-death decisions. Despite acknowledging the significant limitations of evaluations, most authors...

  19. Safewalk: Improving Enrichment and Adoption Rates for Shelter Dogs by Changing Human Behavior

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Terri M. Bright, Louise Hadden

    Shelter dogs are typically cared for by staff and volunteers. At the Boston location of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, prior to 2009, any member of the public who was older than 16 years of age and attended 1 orientation could walk dogs available for...

  20. No Dog Left Behind: A Hedonic Pricing Model for Animal Shelters

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Laura A. Reese, Mark Skidmore, William Dyar, Erika Rosebrook

    Companion animal overpopulation is a growing problem in the United States. In addition to strays, an average of 324,500 nonhuman animals are relinquished to shelters yearly by their caregivers due to family disruption (divorce, death), foreclosure, economic problems, or minor behavioral issues....