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ERIC Number: ED473932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 195
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ISBN: ISBN-1-930608-30-6
Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education. Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education.
Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.
Recently, children's play has gained considerable attention, and important concerns have emerged. The volume presents a review and critical analysis of the research and theoretical knowledge on the educational play of young children. The chapters reflect a range of philosophies on various aspects of children's play. Each chapter includes a review of research and theory, implications for practice, and a comprehensive set of references. Following an introduction on the historical antecedent of early childhood educational play, the chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "Understanding Play and Its Theories" (Olivia N. Saracho and Bernard Spodek); (2) "Spontaneous Play in the 21st Century" (Fergus P. Hughes); (3) "Theories of Pretense, Mental Representation, and Humor Development: Answers and Questions" (Doris Bergen); (4) "Play in SchoolThe Teacher's Role: Reforms and Recent Research" (Ole Fredrik Lillemyr); (5) "Young Children's Play and Cognitive Style" (Olivia N. Saracho); (6) "On the Relation between Play and Symbolic Thought: The Case of Mathematics Manipulatives" (David H. Uttal); (7) "Play and Early Development and Education: The Instantiation of Parental Belief Systems" (Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Meera Shin, Kwanghee Jung, and Ziarat Hossain); (8) "Play in Children: An Attachment Perspective" (Gary Creasey and Patricia Jarvis); (9) "The Teening of Preschool Play" (Francine Smolucha); and (10) "Early Childhood Educational Play" (Bernard Spodek and Olivia N. Saracho). (HTH)
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Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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