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ERIC Number: EJ952328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8151
Children's Play: Where We Have Been and Where We Could Go
Lifter, Karin; Mason, Emanuel J.; Barton, Erin E.
Journal of Early Intervention, v33 n4 p281-297 Dec 2011
The purpose of this article is to raise the profile of play so that it is an important domain of concern for serving children with delays and disabilities, just as are the other five domains specified in federal law. A rationale for the integration of the behavioral perspective and the constructivist perspective is presented to contribute clarity to what play is and how it is used. Definitions are offered of what play is, how play is learned, and what individuals in the field have learned about play within each perspective. Critical future directions for research are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100100