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ERIC Number: EJ1253505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1913-5688
The Essential Role of Play in School Contexts for the Well-Being of Children
Stone, Sandra J.
LEARNing Landscapes, v10 n2 p305-318 Spr 2017
This article affirms the essential role of play for the well-being of children within the school context. The article explores the definition of play, why play is so important, gives examples of play in schools, and advocates for a child-centered approach to learning. The downside of a curriculum-centered approach is explored as an agent of anti-well-being for children. Standards and standardized tests are toxic to children's healthy growth and development, crowding out or eliminating play from schools. The article advocates for a place for play in schools in order to promote the well-being of every child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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