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ERIC Number: EJ1070242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Play in the Sandpit: A University and a Child-Care Center Collaborate in Facilitated-Action Research
Jarrett, Olga; French-Lee, Stacey; Bulunuz, Nermin; Bulunuz, Mizrap
American Journal of Play, v3 n2 p221-237 Fall 2010
Sand play commonly occupies children at preschools, child-development centers, and school and park playgrounds. The authors review the research on sand play and present a small study on outdoor sand play conducted at a university-based, child-development center using a method they call "facilitated-action research." This study had four primary purposes: to detail who played in the sand area by age and gender; to identify any children who did not play in sand at all; to record what kinds of play sand encouraged; and to determine the effects of adding new play materials to the sand area. The authors conclude with some suggestions for further research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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