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Practice-based research in children's play



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This unique collection puts forward a range of perspectives on children's play and adults' relationships with it. Based on 12 research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and USA, it is essential reading for anyone studying or working with children at play.

Author Biography

Dr Wendy Russell is Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research focuses on supporting children's right to play, particularly in terms of politics of space, policy and ethics. Dr Stuart Lester was Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. His key research interests included the nature and value of children's play, playful production of time/space through everyday encounters and the conditions under which children's (and adults) playfulness may thrive. Hilary Smith is the Course Leader for the MA Professional Studies in Children's Play and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Liberal and Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. Her research interests are in the realm of children's play and links with physical literacy, health and wellbeing.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2017
Edited by Hilary Smith Edited by Stuart Lester Edited by Wendy Russell
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1 Tables, black and white; 22 Illustrations, black and white
Policy Press
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