ERIC Number: ED304220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
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The Role of the Teacher in Children's Play.
Gulley, Beverly; Zobairi, Nillofur
This paper reviews literature on teachers' roles in children's play, discusses implications for teacher education, and proposes ways to help teachers better understand and perform their roles. Discussion focuses on research identifying four teacher roles: observer, organizer, participant/leader, and trainer. Research also shows that large numbers of teachers seem ill-prepared or unwilling to assume some or any of these roles, perhaps due to inadequate training. Discussion concludes with six suggestions for teacher programs working to incorporate the teacher role in children's play as a basic program component. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children (Chicago, IL, February 24-25, 1989).