ERIC Number: ED426776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Multiple Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education. SUNY Series, Early Childhood Education.
Saracho, Olivia N., Ed.; Spodek, Bernard, Ed.
This book provides research in the area of educational play for early childhood teachers and teacher educators. Following an introduction by the editors, the chapters of the book are: (1) "A Historical Overview of Theories of Play" (Olivia Saracho and Bernard Spodek); (2) "Playing with a Theory of Mind" (Angeline Lillard); (3) "The Social Origins of Mind: Post-Piagetian Perspectives on Pretend Play" (Larry Smolucha and Francine Smolucha); (4) "Seeing through Symbols: The Development of Children's Understanding of Symbolic Relations" (David Uttal, David Marzolf, Sophia Pierroutsukos, Catherine Smith, Glorgene Troseth, Kathryn Scudder, and Judy DeLoache); (5) "The Development of Pretense and Narrative in Early Childhood" (Robert Kavanaugh and Susan Engel); (6) "Play as an Opportunity for Literacy" (Kathleen Roskos and Susan Neuman); (7) "Play and Social Competence" (Gary Creasey, Patricia Jarvis, and Laura Berk); (8) "Social and Nonsocial Play in Childhood: An Individual Differences Perspective" (Kenneth Rubin and Robert Coplan); (9) "Play in Special Populations" (Fergus Hughes); (10) "The Cultural Context of Children's Play" (Jaipaul Roopnarine, Jennifer Lasker, Megan Sacks, and Marshall Stores); (11) "Play and the Assessment of Young Children" (A.D. Pellegrini); (12) "What is Stylish About Play?" (Olivia Saracho); (13) "Physical Environments and Children's Play" (Joe Frost, Dongju Shin, and Paul Jacobs); and (14) "Real and Not Real: A Vital Developmental Dichotomy" (Brian Vandenberg). Each chapter contains references. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Cognitive Development, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Emergent Literacy, Individual Development, Individual Differences, Interpersonal Competence, Play, Pretend Play, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Theories, Young Children
State University of New York Press, CUP Services, Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851; Web site: http://www.sunypress.edu ($24.95).
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