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020    9780807750957 (pbk : alk. paper) 
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090    LD7501.B6 M45 2010 
100 1  Meier, Deborah. 
245 10 Playing for keeps :|blife and learning on a public school 
       playground /|cDeborah Meier, Brenda S. Engel, and Beth 
260    New York :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2010. 
300    xiii, 127 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 115) and index. 
505 0  pt. 1. Sources of play. Domesticity: Houses and castles ; 
       Housekeeping ; Family relationships ; Family tensions ; 
       Animal families -- Scary stuff: Chasing, catching, 
       escaping ; Catastrophes ; Death -- The environment: Holes 
       and rocks ; Creatures ; Weather -- The curriculum: "Long 
       ago and far away" -- pt. 2. Aspects of play. "Wishful 
       thinking:" Changes in childhood ; Education and democracy 
       ; The habits of democracy ; Habits of mind -- Laws, rules,
       and understandings: Natural and social laws ; Fairness ; 
       Tradition and lore ; Playing and reality ; Observing play 
       ; Children initiating rules ; Emotional safety ; Children 
       as observers ; Establishing a playground culture -- 
       Playing games: On the hardtop ; The games ; Choices ; 
       Competition ; Physical exertion -- Age, gender, and race: 
       Age and gender ; Sex, sexism, and race -- Influence of the
       media: TV, comics, toys, films, and video games: Popular 
       media ; Limited direct effect of media influence ; 
       Influence of the observer ; Violence ; School values -- 
       Epilogue: Wondering about the future -- Appendix A: 
       Mission Hill School, a Boston pilot school -- Appendix B: 
       The Mission Hill newsletter. 
520    Why is play important in the lives of children? What 
       crucial aspects of learning are being neglected in the 
       current near-elimination of recess time in public schools?
       Playing for Keeps, co-authored by the well-known writer 
       and educational leader Deborah Meier, and two colleagues 
       with equally long experience in schools, explores these 
       questions. Based on close observations on a public school 
       playground, the book shows children at play in a 
       relatively natural, unstructured environment. The reader 
       is virtually there, seeing, listening in, able to 
       appreciate the children's curiosity, humor, intelligence, 
       and inventiveness. Readers will recognize the children's 
       voices and ways of thinking, and perhaps be reminded of 
       their own childhood, their own children, or the children 
       they teach. The authors comment on the observations, 
       adding to the reader's own perceptions. This lively, 
       engaging book makes a strong case for the importance of 
       free exploration, wonder, imagination, and play to the 
       learning and growth of children. It should contribute 
       significantly to the understanding of all those concerned,
       professionally or personally, with the welfare of our 
       school-age population. 
610 20 Mission Hill School (Boston, Mass.) 
650  0 Playgrounds|zMassachusetts|zBoston. 
650  0 Play|xSocial aspects|zMassachusetts|zBoston. 
650  0 Child development|zMassachusetts|zBoston. 
700 1  Engel, Brenda S. 
700 1  Taylor, Beth. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aMeier, Deborah.|tPlaying for keeps.
       |dNew York : Teachers College Press, c2010
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