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ERIC Number: EJ794893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Grounds for Values and Attitudes: Children's Play and Peer-Cultures in Pre-School
Lofdahl, Annica
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v4 n1 p77-88 2006
This study discusses how children make use of the content in play to get a superior status position in their peer-culture and looks at some implications for values education. Observations of children age three to six years were made during their free playtime in pre-school, and both field notes and videotape recording were used for data collection. Analysis of content in children's peer-cultures was carried out through Corsaro's perspective of interpretive reproduction. The social structure in children's peer-culture is of great importance, and by interpreting communication in play, strategies were found that developed status positions. Results showed that pre-school children both make use of and contribute to attitudes and values of inequality and justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A