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ERIC Number: EJ768947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
HER Classic: On Listening to What the Children Say
Paley, Vivian Gussey
Harvard Educational Review, v77 n2 p152-163 Sum 2007
In this classic essay, first published by the "Harvard Educational Review" in 1986, Vivian Gussin Paley details the beginnings of her career as a teacher and author. The article describes her methods of tape-recording and analyzing her students' daily engagement in the "three Fs: fantasy, fairness, and friendship." Her careful analysis provides insight into how children understand the world through storytelling and imaginative play. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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