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Nicholson, ?Julie; Bauer, Anne; Woolley, Ristyn – American Journal of Play, 2016
The authors discuss an urban public school district's efforts to reinsert play after its mandated disappearance for fourteen years under a scripted curriculum imposed to meet the goals of the No Child Left Behind law. The authors analyze field notes, teacher and administrator interviews, coaching records, and surveys to chart the impact on…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, Play
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Lynch, Meghan – American Journal of Play, 2015
?The past decade has seen an increase in research documenting the benefi?ts of children learning through play. However, the amount of play in American kindergarten classes remains on a steady decline. ?This article compares the ?findings from a netnographic study of seventy-eight kindergarten teachers' message board discussions about play in…
Descriptors: Play, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education