ERIC Number: EJ273803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Children's Play as a Form of Resistance in the Classroom.
King, Nancy R.
Journal of Education, v164 n4 p320-29 Fall 1982
Elementary school children's definitions of work and play reveal three varieties of play: instrumental play, recreation, and illicit play. Each variety includes elements of both accommodation and resistance. Teachers' reaction to children's play serves to maintain their control of classroom events without banning play entirely from the elementary curriculum. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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