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Play from birth to twelve and beyond : contexts, perspectives, and meanings

Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg; Doris Bergen
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1998.
Series: Garland reference library of social science, v. 970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Encyclopedia presents 62 essays by 78 distinguished experts who draw on their expertise in pedagogy, anthropology, ethology, history, philosophy, and psychology to examine play and its variety, complexity, and usefulness. Here you'll find out why play is vital in developing mathematical thinking and promoting social skills, how properly constructed play enhances classroom instruction, which games foster which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Pronin Fromberg; Doris Bergen
ISBN: 081531745X 9780815317456
OCLC Number: 37980662
Description: xxi, 578 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
Play in Historical Contexts --
Play in the Context of Life-Span Human Development --
Diversity and Play: Influences of Race, Culture, Class, and Gender --
Play as Children See It --
Play: A Medium for Literacy Development --
Play and Its Influence on the Development of Young Children's Mathematical Thinking --
Dabbling, Discovery, and Dragonflies: Scientific Inquiry and Exploratory Representational Play --
Clinical Perspectives on Play --
Play and Technology: Revised Realities and Potential Perspectives --
The Meaning of Play as a Human Experience --
No Learning by Coercion: Paidia and Paideia in Platonic Philosophy --
Play, Proteus, and Paradox: Education for a Chaotic and Supersymmetric World --
Play Development from Birth to Age Four --
Play Development from Ages Four to Eight --
Play Development from Ages Eight to Twelve --
Play and Language: Individual Differences as Evidence of Development and Style --
Language and Play: Natural Partners --
Gender Identity and Play --
Play as the Language of Children's Feelings --
The Role of Play in Assessment --
Can I Play Too? Reflections on the Issues for Children with Disabilities --
City Play --
Children's Outdoor Play: An Endangered Activity --
Perspectives on Play in Playgrounds --
School-Based Play and Social Interactions: Opportunities and Limitations --
Play as Ritual in Health Care Settings --
Adult Direct and Indirect Influences on Play --
Peer and Sibling Influences on Play --
Adult Influences on Play: The Vygotskian Approach --
Intergenerational Play: Parents and Children --
Play between Generations: Grandparents and Children --
Games, Achievement, and the Mastery of Social Skills --
Fantasy and Imagination --
Challenge and Risk-Taking in Play --
Play as a Context for Humor Development --
Sociocultural Influences on Gender-Role Behaviors in Children's Play --
Play with Violence: Understanding and Responding Effectively --
The Meanings in Play with Objects --
Social Play --
Sociodramatic Play: Pretending Together --
Constructive Play --
Rough-and-Tumble Play from Childhood through Adolescence: Differing Perspectives --
Games with Rules --
Sport as Play (and Work) --
Transcendence in the Play of Remembrance --
Play in the Visual Arts: One Photographer's Way-of-Working --
The Playful Ways of the Performing Artist --
At Play in the Field of Archaeology --
Playfulness in the Biological Sciences --
Sociologists and Play Research --
Chemists and Play --
The Playful Ways of Mathematicians' Work --
Mixing Business with Pleasure: Play in the World of Work --
Play among Education Professionals --
Play by Newspaper Journalists and Editors --
Use of Play in the Law --
Playfulness in Medicine: A Pediatric Perspective --
Electronically Mediated Playscapes --
Advocacy for the Child's Right to Play --
Educational Implications of Play with Computers --
Emerging and Future Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings of Play --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Garland reference library of social science, v. 970.
Other Titles: Play from birth to 12 and beyond
Responsibility: editors, Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen.
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