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Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human– animal relations expressed and discussed in school?  How do teachers and students develop strategies to handle ethical conflicts arising from the ascribed position of animals as accessible to human control, use, and killing? How do schools deal with topics such as zoos, hunting, and meat consumption? These are questions that have profound implications for education and society. They are graphically described, discussed, and rendered problematic based on detailed ethnographic research and are analyzed by means of a synthesis of perspectives from critical theory, gender, and postcolonial thought.

 

Animals in Schools makes human–animal relations a crucial issue for pedagogical theory and practice. In the various physical and social dimensions of the school environment, a diversity of social representations of animals are produced and reproduced. These representations tell stories about human–animal boundaries and identities and bring to the fore a complex set of questions about domination and subordination, normativity and deviance, rationality and empathy, as well as possibilities of resistance and change.

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Pederson (education, Malm U., Sweden) explores how human-animal interactions are expressed and discussed in schools that offer vocational programs in animal care and programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences at the upper secondary level. She examines messages and "stories" about animals and human-animal relations in the school environment, with a focus on the social processes involved in students' and teachers' meaning-making of animals as abstract categories and beings, as well as the wider social context of how daily classroom activities and interactions can be understood in the larger human-animal ideological framework, and how this intersects with relations toward humans. Specifically, she considers how animals affect identity processes in school, including identities ascribed to them, professional identities as caretakers, and the role of the teacher, and situations such as encounters in zoos, on film, in field excursions, how human-animal relations are commodified, and how schools handle the issue of killing animals for human purposes. Human-animal education is addressed in the concluding section. The book is a revised version of her Ph.D. dissertation. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human– animal relations expressed and discussed in school?  How do teachers and students develop strategies to handle ethical conflicts arising from the ascribed position of animals as accessible to human control, use, and killing? How do schools deal with topics such as zoos, hunting, and meat consumption? These are questions that have profound implications for education and society. They are graphically described, discussed, and rendered problematic based on detailed ethnographic research and are analyzed by means of a synthesis of perspectives from critical theory, gender, and postcolonial thought.

 

Animals in Schools makes human–animal relations a crucial issue for pedagogical theory and practice. In the various physical and social dimensions of the school environment, a diversity of social representations of animals are produced and reproduced. These representations tell stories about human–animal boundaries and identities and bring to the fore a complex set of questions about domination and subordination, normativity and deviance, rationality and empathy, as well as possibilities of resistance and change.

About the Author

Helena Pedersen, who holds a Ph.D. in education, is a researcher in the School of Education at Malmö University. Recent and forthcoming works appear in the volumes Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Transformative Standards (Routledge, 2009); Zootopian Visions of Animal Encounter: Farewell to Noah (Lexington Books, 2010); Global Harms: Ecological Crime and Speciesism (Nova Science Publishers, 2008); and Values and Democracy in Education for Sustainable Development (Liber, 2008). Helena Pedersen received the American Sociological Association’s Award for Distinguished Graduate Student Scholarship (the Animals and Society Section) in 2006.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557535238
Author:
Pedersen, Helena
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Author:
Pederson, Helena
Subject:
Humane education.
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
146
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.38 in 0.56 lb

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Animals in Schools explores important questions in the field of critical animal studies and education by close examination of a wide range of educational situations and classroom activities. How are human– animal relations expressed and discussed in school?  How do teachers and students develop strategies to handle ethical conflicts arising from the ascribed position of animals as accessible to human control, use, and killing? How do schools deal with topics such as zoos, hunting, and meat consumption? These are questions that have profound implications for education and society. They are graphically described, discussed, and rendered problematic based on detailed ethnographic research and are analyzed by means of a synthesis of perspectives from critical theory, gender, and postcolonial thought.

 

Animals in Schools makes human–animal relations a crucial issue for pedagogical theory and practice. In the various physical and social dimensions of the school environment, a diversity of social representations of animals are produced and reproduced. These representations tell stories about human–animal boundaries and identities and bring to the fore a complex set of questions about domination and subordination, normativity and deviance, rationality and empathy, as well as possibilities of resistance and change.

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