The effect of the Classroom Canines™ program on reading, social/emotional skills and attitudes to dogs of selected primary school students

Lloyd, Janice, and Sorin, Reesa (2014) The effect of the Classroom Canines™ program on reading, social/emotional skills and attitudes to dogs of selected primary school students. In: Abstracts from the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology. p. 212. From: ISAZ 2014: 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Anthrozoology, 19-22 July 2014, Vienna, Austria.

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This research investigated the impact of the Classroom CaninesTM program on the reading and social/emotional skills and attitudes to dogs of 11 selected students at a primary school in Australia in 2013. The students, who ranged in age from 5-11 years, were identified as falling below or being at risk for falling below the academic benchmarks for their year level. The study utilised both quantitative and qualitative data, including reading scores, attendance records, classroom observations, artefacts (work samples), interviews with teachers and students, and researcher journals. Findings from the study support the benefits of dog-assisted programs to motivate children and improve their reading, confidence and self-esteem, as well as enhance relationships with people and dogs.

Item ID: 35263
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: assistance dogs, therapy dogs, education, early childhood, attitudes to dogs
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Funders: Woree State School, Cairns
Projects and Grants: Researching the impact of the Classroom Canines program
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 04:32
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 20%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 80%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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