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Breaktime and the School : Understanding and Changing Playground Behaviour - Peter Blatchford

Breaktime and the School

Understanding and Changing Playground Behaviour

By: Peter Blatchford (Editor), Sonia Sharp (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th March 1994
ISBN: 9780415100991
Number Of Pages: 216

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Breaktime in the school is a period when pupils learn social skills they will need in the world outside. But it can also be an occasion for aggression, harassment and bullying. Breaktime and the School gives an accessible account of the latest research into children's play and behaviour. The contributors show how an understanding of the area can inform practical action in designing an environment which encourages positive behaviour, in effective management and supervision, and in involving the children themselves in decision-making and conflict resolution. Staff in primary and secondary schools, school governors deciding on budget allocations, as well as local education authority advisers will find the book essential reading.

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Notes on contributors
Introduction: why understand and why change school breaktime behaviour?p. 1
Research on children's school playground behaviour in the United Kingdom: a reviewp. 16
What children learn from playtime, and what adults can learn from itp. 36
Playful and aggressive fighting in the middle-school playgroundp. 49
Racism and sexism in the playgroundp. 63
The power of school grounds: the philosophy and practice of Learning Through Landscapesp. 80
Giving pupils an effective voice in the design and use of their school groundsp. 90
The biggest classroomp. 107
Training schemes for lunchtime supervisors in the United Kingdom an overviewp. 118
You're only a dinner lady! : a case study of the 'SALVE' lunchtime organiser projectp. 134
Making peace in the playgroundp. 146
Ways of involving children in decision makingp. 159
Changing playground society: a whole-school approachp. 172
Understanding and changing school breaktime behaviour: themes and conclusionsp. 185
Name indexp. 198
Subject indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9780415100991
ISBN-10: 0415100992
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 10th March 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.29 x 15.49  x 1.68
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1