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The trouble with play

Grieshaber, S. & McArdle, F. (2010) The trouble with play. Open University Press, Maidenhead.

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Abstract

The Trouble with Play is a radical departure from some of the ideas about play that are held dear by many in early childhood education. For many, play is considered essential to children's development and learning, and is often promoted as a universal and almost magical 'fix'. Although play does have many proven benefits for children, the authors show that play in the early years is not always innocent, fun and natural. Play can also be political and involve morals, ethics, values and power.

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ID Code: 38148
Item Type: Book
ISBN: 9780335237913
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2010 10:01
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:27

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