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dc.contributor.advisorWeinburgh, Molly
dc.contributor.authorAdmire, Maegan Louiseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:48Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:48Z
dc.date.created2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05212013-120645en_US
dc.identifierumi-10398en_US
dc.identifiercat-001995841en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4442
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to identify and promote successful teaching strategies that incorporate classroom pets in order to influence student engagement, achievement, and perceptions of animals. This was a small action research study conducted in a fourth grade science classroom. Both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained including, pre- and post-assessments, student interviews, researcher field notes, researcher journal, and student work. The results of this study revealed an increased academic achievement from the pre- to post-assessment, increased student observations and descriptions when discussing the animals, and increased student empathy toward the animals. The results also revealed that the teacher's incorporation of the animals within the science curriculum grew in ease over time, and that the animals provided the educator with opportunities to teach non-content related lessons and also a concrete experience for the teacher to apply and extend the science content.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of incorporating classroom pets into the fourth grade science curriculumen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Education
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Education
local.departmentEducation
local.academicunitCollege of Education
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaEducation
etd.degree.nameMaster of Education


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