Investigating Play in the 21st Century: Play and Culture Studies (Play and Cultural Studies v. 7 7th Revised edition)

Investigating Play in the 21st Century: Play and Culture Studies (Play and Cultural Studies v. 7 7th Revised edition)

By: Olga S. Jarrett (editor), Dorothy Justus Sluss (editor)Paperback

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The Association for the Study of Play (ASP) is the sponsor of the seventh volume in the Play and Culture Studies Series. The ASP is a professional group of researchers who study play. The purpose of this series is to advance knowledge about play and culture. Volume seven presents current theoretical and empirical research on play and culture from a variety of disciplines including psychology, education, and sociology. The book begins with an overview of the twentieth-century and moves from conceptualizing play to significant and timely topics, such as the relationship between play and literacy. Applications to practice and policy implications are presented and include play with action figures; playgrounds; play as an integral part of the human experience; and the value of play with books for toddlers. Research activity and interests of contemporary play scholars are highlighted and discussed in relation to projected problems and needs facing us as we enter the new millennium, such as childhood obesity; play as a venue for social interaction; and play as a method of developing skill for interaction at the local and national levels as adults.

About Author

Dorothy Justus Sluss is the Associate Dean of Teacher Education and Professional Services in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her research interests include constructivism, early childhood education, teacher education, and play. She has been published in Young Children; Childhood Education; the Journal of Research in Childhood Education; and has recently published Supporting Play: Birth to Age Eight. Olga Jarrett is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Georgia State University in Atlanta where she teaches child development, science teaching methods, and action research for an urban alternative certification masters program. Her research interests are: role of play in science, role of teachers in the play of children, recess, and bullying. Her research has been published in such journals as: Developmental Psychology; School Science and Mathematics; Journal of Elementary Science Education, Journal of Geoscience Education, and Journal of Educational Research. She is the past president of The Association for the Study of Play and secretary of the American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPAUSA).


Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 Part I: Conceptualizing Play Chapter 5 Genesis and Evolution of American Play and Playgrounds Chapter 6 The Promise of Sociology for Play Studies Chapter 7 Children's Play in the Journal, Young Children: An Analysis of How It Is Portrayed and Why It Is Valued Part 8 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Chapter 9 Playful Companions for Motherless Monkeys Chapter 10 What Young Children Say about Play at School: United States and Australian Comparisons Chapter 11 Teachers' and Parents' Attitudes about Play and Learning in Taiwanese Kindergartens Chapter 12 Playfulness among Swedish and Japanese Children: A Comparative Study Chapter 13 Playgrounds and Children's Play Supply in Fourteen Districts of Northeastern Portugal Chapter 14 Playground Safety in Brazil Part 15 Part III: Playfulness, Creativity, and Science Chapter 16 Play and Creativity: The Role of the Intersubjective Adult Chapter 17 The Role of Fun, Playfulness, and Creativity in Science: Lessons from Geoscientists Part 18 Part IV: Play, Communication, and Literacy Chapter 19 Storybook Time and Free Play: Playing with Books Chapter 20 Effects of Environmental Print Games and Play Props on Young Children's Print Recognition Chapter 21 Communicative Actions and Language Narratives in Preschoolers' Play with "Talking" and "Non-Talking" Rescue Heroes Part 22 Part V: Play across Space and Time Chapter 23 Toy Libraries, Play, and Play Materials Chapter 24 "Hey, no fair": Young Children's Perceptions of Cheating during Play Chapter 25 Clincial Approaches to Achieving Positive Environments with Suicidal Aboriginal Adolescents: Play and Culturally Sensitive Considerations Chapter 26 Role-Play on Parade: Child, Costume, and Ceremonial Exchange at Halloween Part 27 Epilogue Chapter 28 Contextualizing Play Investigations in the 21st Century Part 29 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761836407
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780761836407
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0761836403
  • edition: 7th Revised edition

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