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Description - Social Life in School by Peter Blatchford

Based on a study of pupils from primary to secondary school, the author of this work proposes an alternative view. He believes that breaktime plays an important part in children's social development, and through his gathering of pupil's own views on breaktimes over a period of ten years, we see how breaktimes offer children time to play, to develop friendships, to build social networks, to develop social skills and competence, to be independent from adults, and to learn to manage conflict, aggression and inter-group relations. Where else will they learn these important skills if not in the playground? What happens to a society full of people without these skills?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750707435
ISBN-10: 0750707437
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 198
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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