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Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education : Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education - Olivia N. Saracho

Contemporary Perspectives on Play in Early Childhood Education

Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

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This text looks at how the study of play has gained attention and concerns about play in young children have emerged. Ten chapters examine the understanding of play and its theories, play in school, pre-school and theories of pretence, mental representation and humour development.

Introduction: Historical Antecedents of Early Childhood Education Playp. vii
Understanding Play and Its Theoriesp. 1
Spontaneous Play in the 21st Centuryp. 21
Theories of Pretense, Mental Representation, and Humor Development: Answers and Questionsp. 41
Play in School--The Teacher's Role: Reforms and Recent Researchp. 53
Young Children's Play and Cognitive Stylep. 75
On the Relation Between Play and Symbolic Thought: The Case of Mathematics Manipulativesp. 97
Play and Early Development and Education: The Instantiation of Parental Belief Systemsp. 115
Play in Children: An Attachment Perspectivep. 133
The Teening of Preschool Playp. 153
Early Childhood Educational Playp. 171
About the Authorsp. 181
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ISBN: 9781930608306
ISBN-10: 1930608306
Series: Contemporary Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.29