International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Play and Learning in Early Childhood Settings

International Perspectives

Editors: Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid, Fleer, Marilyn (Eds.)

  • A cultural-historical study
  • Focus on play is hugely popular
  • An international research study
  • Focus of attention on birth to three years is completely under-researched
  • Concept was generated at an OMEP conference – the world’s largest society for early childhood and development people
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About this book

This book provides the first ever cultural-historical study of the play of children from birth to 2 years of age in their early childhood education and care settings across 7 countries. Researchers from New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Hong Kong China, Japan, Sweden and USA present their investigations of the play activities of infants and toddlers in their early childhood settings. They examine the cultural construction of play in these different contexts through a cultural-historical analysis.

The book presents a review of the literature, drawing upon Vygotsky’s (1966) work to frame the review, followed by a critique of research and theory on play within the field of early childhood education. It provides case examples of play within specific countries, mostly using Barbara Rogoff’s (1998) 3 planes of analysis as a common approach for framing and analysing the data generated. It further examines how play has been enacted across countries and offers suggestions for future directions.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • A Cultural-Historical Perspective on Play: Play as a Leading Activity Across Cultural Communities

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 1-17

  • Play and Learning in Aotearoa New Zealand Early Childhood Education

    White, Jayne (et al.)

    Pages 19-49

  • Play and Learning in Australia

    Fleer, Marilyn (et al.)

    Pages 51-80

  • Play and Learning in Chile

    Aedo, Verónica (et al.)

    Pages 81-95

  • “Eduplay”: Beliefs and Practices Related to Play and Learning in Chinese Kindergartens

    Rao, Nirmala (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-8497-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7893-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Play and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson
  • Marilyn Fleer
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8498-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8498-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8497-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7893-3
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 195
Topics