Inside Role Play in Early Childhood Education
Researching Young Children's Perspectives
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Inside Role Play in Early Childhood Education by Sue Rogers
Book DescriptionBased on extensive research, and grounded in everyday classroom practice, the authors of this book explore important issues surrounding play in the early years curriculum. The book presents children's views on, and response to their role-play environment, alongside examples of good classroom practice, and addresses vital questions such as: * Will structuring role play replace children's own attempts to create scenarios that grow out of their interests and relationships? * Has an over-emphasis on subjects like literacy and numeracy eclipsed the important processes inherent in children's social play? * How we can ensure that provision for role play fully benefits all young children? Critically, the authors present the child's perspective on play in schools throughout, and argue firmly against a formal, inflexible learning environment for young children. This book will be fascinating to all students on primary education undergraduate courses and early childhood studies. Researchers and course leaders will also find this book a ground-breaking read.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415404976
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sue Rogers
Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching, Paperback (April 2016)
Focussing on both the Early Years and Primary phases, this books provides trainee teachers with all they need to know about a career in teaching.
Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings, Paperback (June 2012)
This book focuses on clarifying the adult role in early childhood education & care amongst new initiatives in the current context.
Rethinking Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education, Paperback (November 2010)
Addresses contemporary issues surrounding play and pedagogy including: the application of critical and socio-cultural analyses to play in early childhood; renewed interest in the aesthetic, creative and affective dimensions of play in early childhood education; and, diversity, identity and social justice within early childhood settings.
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Based on research, and grounded in everyday classroom practice, this book explores important issues surrounding play in the early years curriculum. It presents children's views on, and response to their role-play environment, alongside examples of good classroom practice. It is useful for students on primary education undergraduate courses.
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Author Biography - Sue Rogers
Sue Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Julie Evans is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department of the University College Plymouth St Mark and St John, UK.
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