ERIC Number: ED247114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
NAAHE Special Report: An Annotated Bibliography of Research Relevant to Humane Education.
Entries in this annotated bibliography are presented in four sections. The first section includes studies which attempt to evaluate various approaches to humane education, providing educators with general guidelines on which of the approaches have been found to be the most and least effective for teaching young people about animals and animal welfare. The second section consists of various studies which have considered ways in which children and adults think and feel about animals, as well as the factors that influence their perceptions. The third section is devoted to studies on anthropomorphism, the attributing of human traits and motivations to non-human animals. The material cited considers such issues as the advantages and disadvantages of anthropomorphism in biology teaching, anthropomorphism in children's literature, and ways in which exposure to anthropomorphism affects children's attitudes toward and knowledge of animals. The final section focuses on the impact of the media in promoting humane values. Introductory comments on how this bibliography can be useful are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Animals, Attitude Change, Biology, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
NAAHE, Box 362, East Haddam, CT 06423.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Advancement of Humane Education.