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Master of Science (MS)
Miles, John C., 1944-
Myers, Gene (O. Gene)
Burgess, Don, 1957-
This thesis looks at live wildlife programs in two parts, first an essay featuring discursive analysis of adertisement for programming by accredited zoos and aquariums. The analysis determines that current programs available are not providing in-depth environmental education, and programming skirts important controversial issues. Secondly there is original research on lecture programs that feature live animals and their cognitive effects on boys ages 11 to 17. The research suggests that lectures, especially those that are designed around difficult material, do not benefit from the presence of live animals even though the animal is relevant to the lecture.
Animals--Study and teaching--Environmental aspects, Zoo animals--Study and teaching--Environmental aspects, Aquarium animals--Study and teaching--Environmental aspects
Western Washington University
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Woodman, Constance, "Educational programs that feature live animals advertisement, research, and methodology" (2008). WWU Graduate School Collection. 327.