The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions: Blurring the Species Line

The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions: Blurring the Species Line

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The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions explores human animal/non-human animal interactions from different disciplinary perspectives, from education policy to philosophy of education and ecopedagogy. The authors refute the idea of anthropocentrism (the belief that human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet) through an ethical investigation into animal and human interactions, and 'real-life' examples of humans and animals living and learning together. In doing so, Rice and Rud outline the idea that interactions between animals and humans are educationally significant and vital in the classroom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137505248
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Rice is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, USA.

AG Rud is Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, Washington State University, USA.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Marc Bekoff
Introduction; Suzanne Rice and AG Rud
1. (Un)Learning Anthropocentrism: An EcoJustice Framework for Teaching to Resist Human-Supremacy in Schools; John Lupinacci and Alison Happel-Parkins
2. Challenging Anthropocentrism in Education: Posthumanist Intersectionality and Eating Animals as Gastro-Aesthetic Pedagogy; Bradley Rowe
3. Transcending the Student Skin Bag: The Educational Implications of Monsters, Animals, and Machines; Matthew T. Lewis
4. What Did Your Vet Learn in School Today? The Hidden Curriculum of Veterinary Education; Nadine Dolby
5. Educational Experiences in Prison: Greyhounds and Humans Teaching and Learning Together; Suzanne Rice
6. Experience, Strength, and Hope: An Analysis of Animal Interaction with Alcoholism and Recovery; Mike Bannen
7. Lessons from Animals, Real and Imaginary, in the Work of Theodor Geisel; Arlene L. Barry
8. The Work of Literature in a Multispecies World; Aaron M. Moe
9. Human Encounters with Animal Species: A Prolegomenon to Educational Thought Experimentation on Befriending Animals; Susan Laird with Kristen Ogilvie Holzer
10. Overcoming Veneer Theory: Animal Sympathy; Jim Garrison
11. Vermin, the Proximate and Often Unpleasant Stranger; Cris Mayo
12. Schweitzer, Dewey, and a Reverent, Rewilded Education; AG Rud
Afterword; Richard Kahn

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From the Publisher

"Rice and Rud have edited a landmark anthology. The essays in this volume represent major contributions to the relatively young discipline of human-animal studies while introducing a powerful new perspective into education." - Jane Roland Martin, author of Education Reconfigured: Culture, Encounter, and Change (2011)

"I commend the editors for drawing together essays that are beautifully written and address critical questions regarding our ethical responsibilities to other animals and this planet. Students will find these essays accessible and probably jarring given the issues addressed, and this is exactly what we need to move us beyond the human-centric perspectives that have brought us to the brink of ecological disaster. A very useful text for educators!" - Rebecca Martusewicz, co-author of EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities (2011)

"This book is a timely overview of the educational implications of the new field of human-animal studies. With chapters ranging from the redemptive power of dogs for alcoholics and eco-justice as a foundation for educational reform to the hidden curriculum of veterinary schools and our moral obligations to vermin, The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions is eclectic, intellectually challenging, and important." - Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals< (2011)

"The Educational Significance of Human and Non-Human Animal Interactions is a groundbreaking collection that helps us understand not just how to address our human-animal relationships within educational settings, but about the importance of the lessons we can learn from other animals." - Lori Gruen, author of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for our Relationships with Animals (2015) and Ethics and Animals (2011)

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