DO WE NEED TO TRAIN TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO CARE ABOUT OTHER LIVING BEINGS?

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Catina Feresin
Snježana Močinić

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teaching animal welfare, primary school, sustainability, animal rights

Abstract

The aim of the present work is to show that early learning at school about animal welfare can help the future generation to respect our planet and to care about other living beings. This educational process should start at the level of primary school to create a significant imprinting in students who are very young.

First of all, it would be necessary to integrate primary school guidelines with additional ones that teach students to respect our species and others.

Secondly, I do hope that Croatia may become leader in teaching students the respect toward animals. It would also be desirable that the Croatian Ministry of Education presents brand new guidelines which should include: firstly teachers' training on the topic and, secondly, students' training by means of their own teachers. This is a complex project, but at the same time extremely motivating

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