ERIC Number: ED402155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alternatives To Animal Dissection in School Science Classes. ERIC Digest.
Haury, David L.
Until recently, one of the most expected and accepted experiences among students in biology classrooms of the United States has been the dissection of vertebrate animals, from frogs and mice to cats and fetal pigs. However, resistance to animal dissection has grown during the past decade with concerns ranging from inhumane treatment of animals by the supply industry and the depletion of natural populations of affected species to concerns about the emotional responses of students. This digest discusses and provides resources on various aspects of animal dissection in school science classes including alternatives to dissection and responding to conscientious objections. Also included are World Wide Web resources and a list of organizations. Contains 21 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Dissection, Educational Resources, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1080.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.