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Authors: W.B. Mawson (University of Auckland, New Zealand) 
Book Description:
Young children's collaborative play is a little-researched and poorly understood area of childhood education. This solidly research-based book throws new light on a fascinating world of children's play and relationships in early childhood settings. A key feature of the book is the weight given to children's voices through the use of in-depth accounts of actual collaborative play episodes in two distinctive early childhood settings. The detailed, full field notes provide a substantial body of evidence of a little known area of children’s lives in early childhood settings, allowing the reader to become a participant in the children's play.

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Table of Contents:
Introduction; pp.1-3
Chapter One – Current understandings of collaborative play, pp. 7-15

Chapter Two – Early childhood education in New Zealand, pp. 17-20

Chapter Three – The research project, pp. 21-26

Chapter Four – Family roles, pp. 29-39

Chapter Five - Character roles, pp. 41-48

Chapter Six - Functional roles, pp. 49-58

Chapter Seven – “Pretend I’m dead, eh”, pp. 59-66

Chapter Eight – Funds of knowledge – Science, mathematics
and technological concepts in play, pp. 67-84

Chapter Nine – Leadership styles, pp. 85-99

Chapter Ten - Can I play? Intervention strategies, pp. 101-110

Chapter Eleven – Environmental influences, pp. 113-119

Chapter Twelve– Gender differences, pp. 121-127

Chapter Thirteen - Encouraging collaborative play, pp. 129-138

References, pp. 139-148


      Children's Issues, Laws and Programs
      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 6 x 9 156pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-946-0
   Status: AV
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