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ERIC Number: ED427893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Pages: 27
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The Cultural Content of Dramatic and Sociodramatic Play.
Thomas, Ruth
This study explored the effects of children's cultural group on the content of their dramatic and sociodramatic play. After defining play, dramatic play, sociodramatic play, and culture, observations were conducted by a preschool teacher of Latino-American and first-generation African-American 4-year-olds over an 8-week period. Play that was viewed as relevant and reflective of elements of culture was documented. Children's play was observed in the housekeeping area, block area, and generic rug play area. Findings of the observations were summarized for each particular child's play behavior. The study concluded that for Latino children, language is a very important component of their culturally influenced play. For the children of African immigrant parents, a unique socio-cultural history creates a different perspective and mind set and different behavior. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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