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ERIC Number: ED463084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-929610-09-2
Play in Practice: Case Studies in Young Children's Play.
Brown, Cheryl Render, Ed.; Marchant, Catherine, Ed.
This book uses a collection of stories, or "cases," as a basis for reflection, discussion, and learning about the many roles "play" has in children's lives. Each of the 12 cases addresses an issue of play from one of three categories--the role of adults in play, the cultural meanings of play, and the issues related to play in special settings. Following the introduction, the chapters are: (1) "Can Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth? Beliefs about the Teacher's Role in Children's Play (Spielberger and McLane); (2) "'Teacher, They Won't Let Me Play!' Strategies for Improving Inappropriate Play Behavior" (Bartolini and Lunn); (3) "Aggression in the Playroom: Teaching Conflict Resolution to Children" (Levin); (4) "'We Don't Play Like That Here!' Understanding Aggressive Expressions of Play" (Ardley and Ericson); (5) "What's Wrong with Playing Cowboys and Indians?: Teaching Cultural Diversity to Preschoolers" (Klein and Mills); (6) "'Eenie, Meenie, Mynie Mo': The Persistence of Racial Definitions in Play" (Malone-Fenner); (7) "'But Are They Learning Anything?' African American Mothers, Their Children, and Play" (Williams); (8) "The Welcoming Place: Tungasuvvingat Inuit Head Start Program" (Reynolds); (9) "Helping Parents Take the Lead: Preparing Children for Health Care Procedures" (Hartley); (10) "Roundabout We Go: A Playable Moment with a Child with Autism" (Phillips); (11) "Eddie Goes to School: Facilitating Play with a Child with Special Needs" (Allen and Brown); (12) "'Every Time They Get Started, We Interrupt Them': Children with Special Needs at Play" (Henderson and Jones). The chapters all include discussion questions and suggested readings and resources. (Contains 84 references.) (HTH)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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