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2012

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An Investigation Of How Kindergarten Teachers’ Philosophy And Perceptions Are Interrelated To The Actual Practice Of Play In Their Classrooms, Jennifer Lefevre May 2012

An Investigation Of How Kindergarten Teachers’ Philosophy And Perceptions Are Interrelated To The Actual Practice Of Play In Their Classrooms, Jennifer Lefevre

Education Dissertations

Children have a right to a childhood as well as an education that respects and supports their learning and growth in developmentally appropriate ways. One way to ensure that education is developmentally appropriate is through the use of play. Research supports the use of play as an educational methodology however as standards and mandates influence education, play is becoming an antiquated tool.

This research study examined the interrelatedness of kindergarten teachers’ philosophy, perceptions, and practices of play in the classroom through the use of a survey, interviews, and classroom observations, as well as a review of key district ...