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ERIC Number: EJ825309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Hidden Spaces and Places in the Preschool: Withdrawal Strategies in Preschool Children's Peer Cultures
Skanfors, Lovisa; Lofdahl, Annica; Hagglund, Solveig
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v7 n1 p94-109 2009
The article discusses how children make use of their preschool context in order to withdraw. Ethnographic observations were made of two-to five-year-old children's interactions during free play and teacher-led activities in the preschool, and documentation was carried out through field notes and video recordings. The empirical material was analysed using Corsaro's theory on children's peer cultures. Results show that children, in their peer cultures, construct withdrawal strategies--"making oneself inaccessible" and "creating and protecting shared hidden spaces"--by making use of the preschool's organization of time and space. (Contains 1 note.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Sweden