ERIC Number: ED379095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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School Recess and Playground Behavior: Educational and Developmental Roles.
Pellegrini, Anthony D.
Noting that school recess periods are one of the few times when children interact with their peers on their own terms--with minimal adult intervention--this book examines recess behavior and its social and pedagogical implications. In addition to studying spontaneous peer interaction among school children, the book addresses issues of: (1) the role of recess in schools and the curriculum; (2) educational outcomes of recess; (3) relationships between playground design and behavior; (4) and differences in playground behaviors across age and gender groups. The book concludes by noting that recess allows children to make choices regarding whom to interact with and how to socially negotiate interactions; builds a number of high-level cognitive strategies; and raises levels of motivation. Each of the book's 11 chapters contains references. (SW)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Child Behavior, Children, Cognitive Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Motor Development, Peer Relationship, Play, Playground Activities, Playgrounds, Recess Breaks, Self Motivation, Sex Differences, Social Development
State University of New York Press, c/o CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 (hardback: ISBN-0-7914-2183-X, $59.50; paperback: ISBN-0-7914-2184-8, $19.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Playground Design
Note: A volume in the SUNY series, Children's Play in Society.