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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Teachers' experiences with humane education and animals in the elementary classroom: Implications for empathy development
| Contributor(s):: Daly, Beth, Suggs, Suzanne
An increasing amount of research has emerged in recent years regarding the benefits that household pets have for individuals, much of which focuses on child-pet relationships. A number of studies have explored the role of pets in elementary classroom settings and what advantages their presence...
Profound Encounters: Classroom Animals--More Than Responsible Pet Care
| Contributor(s):: Naherniak, Craig
Shifting Paradigms: A New Look at Animals in Classrooms
| Contributor(s):: Huddart, Stephen, Naherniak, Craig
What Did You Do with Sophie, Teacher?
| Contributor(s):: MacIsaac, Pat, King, Susan
Pet PEP: independent evaluation endorses landmark school education program
The future of teaching and research in companion animal biology in departments of animal sciences
| Contributor(s):: McNamara, J. P.
On Behalf of Children
| Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck
Companion animals in Indiana elementary schools
| Contributor(s):: Rud, A. G., Jr., Beck, A. M.
This descriptive study examined data on the presence of pets in elementary classrooms in a sample of rural, suburban and urban elementary school classrooms in Indiana, USA, and suggested a rich area for researchers interested in human-animal interactions in school settings. A convenience sample...
Les communications non verbales en situation pédagogique
| Contributor(s):: Guyot, Yves
The impact of the dogs and cats module of educational project on "To live well with the animals"
| Contributor(s):: Viaro, O., Santos, M. B. dos, Vasconcellos, S. A., Pinheiro, S. R.
The educative project "To live well with the animals" was introduced in the Educational Units of the Sao Paulo Municipal District, in 2002, destined to diffusion and promotion of the concept of responsible pets ownership, in specially dogs and cats and since then, it has worked with teachers of...
Pets go to college: the influence of pets on students' perceptions of faculty and their offices
| Contributor(s):: Wells, M., Perrine, R.
The present study examined the effects of the presence of a pet in a professor's office on college students' perceptions of the office and the professor. Students (n=257) were randomly assigned to view a slide of an office that contained either a dog, a cat, or no animal. Students perceived the...