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ERIC Number: EJ1133984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Here We Like "Playing" Princesses--Newcomer Migrant Children's Transitions within Day Care: Exploring Role Play as an Indication of Suitability and Home and Belonging
Kalkman, Kris; Clark, Alison
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v25 n2 p292-304 2017
Using the concept of "suitability" to describe newcomer migrant children's connection to multiple fields of social and cultural relations, we explore a newcomer migrant girl's transition from an introductory group for migrant children with a refugee background into a mainstream day-care group. Inspired by sociocultural and transitional research, we assume that newcomer migrant children can fall into a liminal phase due to the loss of cultural references. Framed around the situated and contextualised nature of the girl's remembering and reconstructing of "home" and "belonging" through role play, we explore how roleplay discourses might be understood as cultural scripts or laminated productions reflecting particular representations of social and cultural attachment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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