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In the Playground

Maris O'Rourke

Much of our current educational practice is based on the assumption that play is important to children - indeed that it is essential to their growth and development. We also assume that adults, particularly teachers, play an essential role through organising and participating in children's play. But it is revealing to take an objective look at the effects of different types of equipment and different styles of adult participation.

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