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  1. Well-being and Human-Animal Interactions in Schools: The Case of "Dog Daycare Co-Op"

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    | Contributor(s):: Laura Elizabeth Pinto, Donna Foulkes

    This paper draws on Martha Nussbaum’s account of the nature of human well-being to explore the role of animals in formal education settings. Nussbaum equates well-being with human flourishing, and argues that people live well when engaged in essential functions that are particular...

  2. 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...

  3. Tri-State K-9 Response Team

    Tri-State Canine Response Team is a non-profit organization, serving NJ, PA, and DE, which is dedicated to providing certified and trained handler/dog teams for Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Teams to children, families, neighborhoods, and...

  4. Comparing the Effect of Animal-Rearing Education in Japan with Conventional Animal-Assisted Education

    | Contributor(s):: Yuka Nakajima

    An increasing number of teachers are introducing animals into their class so that pupils foster cognitive, physiological, and social skills through their interaction with animals. Along with such an educational style termed animal-assisted education (AAE), Japanese formal education has also...

  5. Educational Possibilities of Keeping Goats in Elementary Schools in Japan

    | Contributor(s):: Naoko Koda, Shiho Kutsumi, Toshiya Hirose, Gen Watanabe

    Many Japanese elementary schools keep small animals for educational purposes, and the effects and challenges have been investigated. Although goats are medium-sized animals that are familiar to Japanese, few practical studies have been conducted on keeping goats in schools. This study...

  6. An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.

  7. L'Assetjament escolar a través de les teràpies assistides amb animals

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Girabal i Escámez

    Aquest treball de recerca pretén investigar la principal problemàtica que trobem actualment a les aules i centres educatius, l’assetjament escolar. L’objectiu és conèixer com les Teràpies Assistides amb Animals, poden contribuir en aquest...

  8. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    | Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  9. Animal assisted education: intervention in children with behavioral disorders

    | Contributor(s):: Angela Maria Dias de Vilhena Mascarenhas

    The accomplishment of this study intends to raise the possibility and verify the feasibility of the implementation of projects / programs of Animal-Assisted Interventions / Animal-Assisted Education as a pedagogical strategy in the current educational context. In this particular case, the problem...

  10. The history and training of the therapy dog for school personnel

    | Contributor(s):: Carmen Wille, Sue Montgomery

    Since the time dogs were first domesticated, they have played an important role in providing companionship and comfort. It was a natural extension of this human animal bond to use dogs to provide this same comfort to others as what is now know as dog-assisted therapy. This project reviews the...

  11. Equine education programs and related studies as found in colleges and universities in the United States

    | Contributor(s):: Carol Louise Wright Parmenter

    This study was undertaken to determine the nature and scope of equine education programs being offered in the colleges and universities throughout the country and the attitudes of specialists toward these programs. The schools participating in this study were selected after an extensive review of...

  12. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...

  13. The Biobuddies Project: Enhancing Agricultural Awareness in Canadian Elementary Schools

    | Contributor(s):: Alison Brock

    This thesis explores the current agricultural perceptions in the grade two students of Guelph Ontario. This research explored current stigma as well as the misconceptions that are often associated with farming in today’s urban populations.  Primary data was collected from students...

  14. School Interventions with Animals

    In recent years we have witnessed the growing importance of assistance and the involvement of animal therapeutic treatment processes in different populations. School interventions with animals is a leading country in this field, and has international recognition. The emphasis at the school is the...

  15. Institute for Human-Animal Connection

    The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at University of Denver is a center for the study of the interrelationship and health of people, animals and the environment.

  16. Pet Smart

    | Contributor(s):: Samuels, Christina A.

  17. Information Literacy is Going to the Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kathy Albertson

    In this First Year Experience course at Georgia Southern, students who chose to take the 2-credit course on America’s Obsession with Dogs learned about and applied information literacy skills as they researched topics of their choices. This workshop will share the activities used to keep...

  18. The use of dogs in California public schools: current use, support for, potential concerns and educator familiarity with potential benefits

    | Contributor(s):: Holly McLean Ryan

    The purpose of this study was to determine the current use of dogs in California public schools, to determine the familiarity of various educators, in particular school psychologists and school counselors with pet facilitated therapy, to determine the support for pet facilitated therapy and to...

  19. Paws & Co.

    Paws & Co. is a unique professional service designed to offer creative healthcare solutions in partnership with certified therapy animals.  Services are based on Standards of Practice for animal-assisted therapy and designed to meet your individual or organizational needs.  Paws...

  20. Local insects as flagship species to promote nature conservation? A survey among primary school children on their attitudes toward invertebrates

    | Contributor(s):: Schlegel, J., Breuer, G., Rupf, R.

    Flagship species play an important role in promoting nature conservation. However, although the significance of invertebrates in biodiversity and ecosystem services is undisputed, they are rarely used as flagship species. A focused approach to better understand the drivers of differences in...