Dogs working in schools-safety awareness and animal welfare
| Contributor(s):: Bidoli, E. M. Y., Firnkes, A., Bartels, A., Erhard, M. H., Doring, D.
Gaining popularity, animal-assisted education is thought to enhance learning processes and children's development, inter alia. While previous research has focused on these potential positive effects for the pupils, animal welfare and human safety in the classroom are aspects that have hardly...
The Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy in Elementary Schools
| Contributor(s):: Nathan Tuma
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a therapy technique that has been new to research in the last 10 years. Studies have shown the positive impact that AAT has on anxiety within adults, however little research has been conducted on the impact of AAT on school aged children. By researching AAT, the...
Attitude Analysis of Child-Constructed Scenes Depicting Human Interactions with Unpopular Nonhuman Animals
| Contributor(s):: Zhbanova, Ksenia S., Leffler, Jeffrey L., Rule, Audrey C.
Perceptions of animals in primary school children
| Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Clara Vasconcelos, Isilda Rodrigues
This study aimed to verify the perceptions of animals in 88 children, aged between 8 and 10, attending the 3rd and 4th years in primary school. To this end, a questionnaire was applied, with a seven point like/dislike scale for twenty five animals also inquiring about the reasons for the...
Emotional Support Dogs' Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students
| Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman
Within the last few decades, there has been an ever-increasing clinical role for trained emotional support dogs (ESD) and their trained therapists in hospitals, courtrooms, and schools. More recently, within the last 5 years, there has been a prevalent trend toward introducing ESDs into...
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne
Perceptions of the Use of a Therapy Dog in the Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Baurys, Tamra Fostock
Examining the Effects of Rabbit-Assisted Interventions in the Classroom Environment
| Contributor(s):: Molnar, M., Ivancsik, R., DiBlasio, B., Nagy, I.
The effect of rabbit-assisted interventions on the anxiety levels of first-grade children at a primary school was analyzed. At the beginning of our research, no rabbit-assisted intervention was applied for 6 weeks in order to establish the level of stress caused by the start of the education...
Die effek van 'n troeteldier-ondersteunde leesprogram op die leesvaardighede van graad 3-kinders in 'n Wes-Kaapse laerskool
| Contributor(s):: Marieanna C. Le Roux
Leesprobleme is ŉ wêreldwye probleem, selfs in eerstewêreldlande soos Amerika. In Suid-Afrika is die geletterdheidsyfers selfs baie swakker. Die resultate van die PIRLS-studie dui daarop dat 80% van Suid-Afrikaanse kinders se leesvaardighede nie ten volle ontwikkel is wanneer hulle...
Dogs in classrooms? At these private schools, pets are all over the place.
| Contributor(s):: Steve Hendrix
The Reasonable Accommodation Requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
| Contributor(s):: Wenkart, Ronald D.
Seeing through Feeling
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Carol
Student Attitudes Toward and Recall of Outside Day: An Environmental Science Field Trip
| Contributor(s):: Louis S. Nadelson, J. Richard Jordan
Field trips are effective because they situate learning and facilitate knowledge transfer, thereby influencing students learning attitudes, interests, and motivation. Variations in field trip configurations and the subsequent affective and cognitive influences provided the motivation for this...
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...
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...
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...
The effects of a humane education curriculum, involving The Great Ape Project, on the attitudes of fourth grade students
| Contributor(s):: Justine Tweyman-Erez
An experiment wlh a group of thirty-four fourth grade students in a private school was evaluated. A Hurnane Education unl of study, focusing on human and animal rights, was devised and facilitated by the teacherresearcher during class as part of the Social and Environmental Studies curriculum....
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...
The Impact of Canine-Assisted Therapy and Activities on Children in an Educational Setting
| Contributor(s):: Katie R. Beck
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and animal-assisted activities (AAA) are becoming more prevalent in educational settings. Research has shown that there are many benefits to having animals involved in therapy, specifically canines. Canine-assisted therapy/activities and the use of therapy dogs are...
Pets in the Classroom: The Difference They Can Make
| Contributor(s):: Ashlea Dancer
This review observes the potential effects on students by having pets in the classroom. The author considers the effects of pets in the everyday classroom setting and through Animal Assisted Therapy Programs. It discusses what can be learned from an animal and concerns that may arise by exposing...