How do primary pre-service teachers assess circus with animals and its educational value? A study with Portuguese, Spanish and Greek students
| Contributor(s):: António Almeida, Beatriz García Fernández, Penelope Papadopoulou
This study aimed to check the opinion of primary pre-service teachers about circus with animals, including if they recognize any educational value in this type of show and how they assess the animals’ treatment in this place. For that, a questionnaire with open and closed questions was...
Who Do Parrots Talk To? Agreeableness and a Serious Approach Increase the Production of Word-like Utterances by African Grey Parrots
| Contributor(s):: Jitka Lindova°
Label acquisition projects with the grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) demonstrated cognitive and communicative skills of this species comparable to great apes. However, results differ profoundly between individuals and laboratories. Two studies investigated the relationship between the...
An Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Animals and Empathy Toward Humans: Implications for Humane Education Development
| Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk Chun, Zhou, Sili
In the last 20 years, humane education (HE) has undergone a paradigm shift from a simple animal welfare education model to a teacher-led positive education approach that cultivates kindness, love, and empathy in children and youth. While teachers’ humane attitudes are considered a prerequisite...
How Educators Use Dogs to Support Children's Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Development
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Roberts-Schneider
Children's undeveloped social, emotional, and behavioral skills have long been a concern in early childhood classrooms. Numerous studies have illuminated how therapy dogs in pedagogical settings support children's holistic development, yet there is scant data on the integration of...
Seeing through Feeling
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Carol
Creating Junior Ethologists
| Contributor(s):: Farenga, Stephen J., Joyce, Beverly A., Ness, Daniel
Guard Dogs or Guide Dogs? Adequacy vs. Quality in the Accreditation of Teacher Education
| Contributor(s):: Dill, William R.
High school teachers' experience of the educational potential of outdoor teaching and learning
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| 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...
The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action
| Contributor(s):: Senent-Sánchez, Joan-Maria
This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous. Next,...
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...
Healing bonds: Animal assisted interventions with adjudicated male youth
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Amy, Bruneau, Laura, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
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...
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...
Human-Animal Relations beyond the Zoo: The Quest for a More Inclusive Sustainability Education
| Contributor(s):: Sjögren, Hanna, Gyberg, Per, Henriksson, Malin
Understanding Veterinarians as Educators: An Exploratory Study
| Contributor(s):: Dolby, Nadine, Litster, Annette
The Influence of Pet Gender and Instructors' Gender on Students' Perception of Comfort and Approachability to Pet-Owning Professors
| Contributor(s):: Douglas James Anastasia
College students may psychologically benefit from the presence of a pet dog in a professor's office, while instructors may be perceived as more approachable to their student body simply by having their pet dog present. Research indicates that people are sometimes perceived more positively...
The treatment of animals within families of young children: Antecedents of compassion and cruelty
| Contributor(s):: Stanek, Marjorie L., Renck Jalongo, Mary
Animal-assisted Activities for Students With Disabilities: Obtaining Stakeholders' Approval and Planning Strategies for Teachers
| Contributor(s):: Baumgartner, Erin, Cho, Jeong-il
Feather, Feet, and Fin Safety in the Classroom
| Contributor(s):: Roy, Ken
Influence of pet ownership on opinions towards the use of animals in biomedical research
| Contributor(s):: Hagelin, J., Johansson, B., Hau, J., Carlsson, H. E.
The present study investigated the relationship between pet ownership and opinions on the use of animals in medical research. A questionnaire was answered by 484 schoolteacher students and 156 preschool teacher students from Uppsala University, Sweden [date not given]. Animal use was found to be...