ERIC Number: EJ1028835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Perspectives of the Titanic: Are We Sinking with the Ship?
Ranz-Smith, Deborah J.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v14 n4 p373-378 2013
Teachers are asked to examine the potential opportunities for connecting themes of childhood play to the skills, habits of the mind, and principles of the disciplines. A comparative analysis of the explanations of first graders and the perceptions of their teachers, in separate focus groups, revealed a disparity in the significance of narrative play as found on the playground. Practitioners are challenged to uncover meaningful connections between play and school curricula.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Comparative Analysis, Focus Groups, Curriculum Design, Elementary School Curriculum, Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Correlation, Childhood Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 1; Elementary Education; Primary Education
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