ERIC Number: EJ761495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Animal Use, Student Choice, and Non-Animal Alternatives at "America's Best" Undergraduate Colleges
Cunningham, Paul F.
Teaching of Psychology, v30 n4 p288-296 2003
Chairs at 262 prominent U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities (75% response rate) completed a questionnaire about animal use, student choice policies, and alternatives to the use of animals in undergraduate psychology education. Results indicated that a majority of institutions used animals in teaching, only a minority had choice policies within animal-based courses, and most schools used alternative learning methods, either as a substitute for or adjunct to live animal laboratories. This article discusses the educational policy implications of practices in the undergraduate psychology animal-based curriculum at "America's best" colleges, especially the common practice of advising reluctant students away from animal course work.
Descriptors: Laboratories, Educational Policy, Animals, Psychology, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States