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Securing the Future of Play in Early Childhood Education: Journeying with Children Toward the Essence of Play to Evidence its Function and Value / Justine Howard

Whitebread et al (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

Swansea University Author: Howard, Justine

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This chapter considers challenges associated with the status of play, specifically, of integrating play within early childhood education. It outlines how play can be seen as an observable behaviour but also as a mindset or an approach to task. The chapter boldly suggests that understanding children’...

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Published in: Whitebread et al (Eds) The Sage Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education
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