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Brown, Jacqueline; Rolfe, Sharne A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Twenty early childhood practitioners (ECPs) and final-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies students completed a questionnaire about their use (or planned use) of formal and informal child development assessment instruments, their choice of specific instruments, and factors influencing decisions to conduct child development assessments within…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Young Children, Informal Assessment, Child Development
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Green, Virginia P. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Elaborates classroom work skills and the play curriculum. Reviews play's relationship to learning and to the role of the adult. The implications of the American work ethic for play curricula and play training for teachers are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Curriculum
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Phelps, Pamela – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes and provides a list of materials for sensorimotor, symbolic, and construction play. Benefits of arranging the playground with a variety of materials are also discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Manipulative Materials, Play
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Zervigon-Hakes, Anita – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes materials mastery and symbolic development as two discrete but related processes that preschool children learn. Uses the preschool setting to identify the developmental stages of construction play. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Dramatic Play, Learning Processes
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Levy, Ann K. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Reviews literature about play to examine the use of language to facilitate play, play with language as an object, and egocentric speech in play situations. Finds a definite link between language and play. (Author/AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Communicative Competence (Languages), Language Acquisition, Language Role
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Piazza, Carolyn L.; Riggs, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes kindergarten children's oral and written language behaviors while operating a computer. Stages of computer language play and children's experimentation with speech and writing specific to the computer also are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children
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Werth, Louise H. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Presents descriptions of play reflecting recent theories, including the psychoanalytic works of Freud, Erikson, and Peller; Piaget's developmental theory (with discussion of Sutton-Smith); and the views of Smilansky and Parten. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Definitions