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Children in Play, Story, and School - Artin Goncu

Children in Play, Story, and School

By: Artin Goncu (Editor), Elisa L. Klein (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 2001
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Imaginative play and story telling occupy key roles in children's psychological development and socialization. Bringing together leading contributors, this volume explores what play and story mean to young children, and how these vital aspects of development can best be supported in child care and educational settings. Vital connections are drawn between children's activities, their interpersonal relationships, and their emerging cognitive and affective capacities. Topics covered include promoting social play in the classroom, storytelling and literacy development, and the influences of early caregiving experiences on attachment and learning. Theoretical and methodological issues in these areas of research are also addressed, as well as social policy implications. The book is inspired by the work of Greta G. Fein, the pioneering teacher, researcher, and child care policymaker, who has contributed an integrative concluding chapter.

"This volume honors Greta G. Fein, consummate authority on children's narrative and pretend play and leading figure in the hybrid discipline of child development/early education. Chapters from noted contributors present the latest research analysis and applications, rife with provocative ideas about social-emotional and symbolic development in context. This outstanding work should spur further research in the area for years to come. As such, it provides excellent fare for graduate-level courses and seminars in child development, family studies, early childhood education, and child-care policy."--James Johnson, PhD, College of Education, The Pennsylvania State University

"This marvelous work brings together many of the most productive and important names in early childhood research. The volume reflects the wonderful influence of Greta G. Fein, the outstanding early childhood educator who has consistently challenged the field with creative, inspired insights into young children's thinking and behavior. I plan to use it as a text in the graduate-level course I teach in Foundations of Early Childhood Education, and it will also be useful for other early childhood education and developmental psychology courses."--Dale C. Farran, PhD, Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

"This book contains a wealth of information. The impressive group of contributors elucidate the ways children learn and develop through planned and spontaneous play activities, and provide a broad array of ideas regarding their play. The emphasis on parents as partners in children's schooling is an especially vital concept."--Peggy L. Riethmiller, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Education, Michigan State University

Introduction
Children in Play, Story, and School: A Tribute to Greta G. Feinp. 3
Children In Play
Play as Improvisational Rehearsal: Multiple Levels of Analysis in Children's Playp. 19
Nonsocial Play as a Risk Factor in Social and Emotional Developmentp. 39
Transforming the "Play-Oriented Curriculum" and Work in Constructivist Early Educationp. 72
The Adult as a Tutor in Fostering Children's Symbolic Playp. 107
Facilitating the Narrative Quality of Sociodramatic Playp. 132
Children In Story
Emotional Breaches in Play and Narrativep. 161
"He Was the Best Daddy": Postdivorce Preschoolers' Representations of Loss and Family Lifep. 177
"I'm So Glad I'm Glad": The Role of Emotions and Close Relationships in Children's Play and Narrative Languagep. 204
Playing "Inside" Storiesp. 220
Children In School
Day Care and the Strange Situationp. 241
Processes in the Formation of Attachment Relationships with Alternative Caregiversp. 267
Conceptual Gaps in the Lifespan Theory of Attachmentp. 288
Talking the Talk: Constructivist Teachers Guiding Children's Problem Solvingp. 309
Visions and Realities of Achieving Partnership: Parent-School Relationships at the Turn of the Centuryp. 333
Contexts of Quality: Implications for U.S. Child-Care Policyp. 358
Conclusions
Suppose There Were a Hill in Richmond Hillp. 381
Indexp. 396
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ISBN: 9781572305779
ISBN-10: 1572305770
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66