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ERIC Number: EJ828191
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Fit for Play?
Smith, Angela
Education 3-13, v35 n1 p17-27 Feb 2007
This article reports on the findings of a small-scale investigation into the views of children on potential changes to the playground in a large primary school. As a parent, midday supervisor and member of the school Grounds Development Committee I was interested in how views gathered to underpin change to the playground of one school might fit with the wider research on children's use of and views of school playgrounds more generally. I also wished to examine how ways of collecting the views of children and their parents may have affected the reporting of those views. The investigation revealed an appreciation of segregation of spaces, a desire for more equipment and a passion for active games. Despite the small sample and discrete context, the voices echo those expressed in previous research. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)