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A MICROETHNOGRAPHY ON THE ROLE OF PLAY IN AN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
This study explores parents' views on the importance of free play when it pertains to what their children do after school. By studying this information, teachers, childcare providers, and administrators can use these perceptions in an attempt to discover why children are no longer engaging in unstructured play as frequently as they once were. Through the responses of 59 parents who participate in a large afterschool program, this study revealed that although 81% of parents ranked free play as valued in their own childhoods, free play ranked low in terms of parents' acknowledgement of play in after school programs of their own children. Future research might focus on how best to inform parents of the benefits of unstructured play and how to effectively incorporate unstructured or free play into the daily schedule of after school programs.
Title: A MICROETHNOGRAPHY ON THE ROLE OF PLAY IN AN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.
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Name(s): Kolacia, Amanda, Author
Puig, Enrique, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study explores parents' views on the importance of free play when it pertains to what their children do after school. By studying this information, teachers, childcare providers, and administrators can use these perceptions in an attempt to discover why children are no longer engaging in unstructured play as frequently as they once were. Through the responses of 59 parents who participate in a large afterschool program, this study revealed that although 81% of parents ranked free play as valued in their own childhoods, free play ranked low in terms of parents' acknowledgement of play in after school programs of their own children. Future research might focus on how best to inform parents of the benefits of unstructured play and how to effectively incorporate unstructured or free play into the daily schedule of after school programs.
Identifier: CFH0004447 (IID), ucf:45097 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.
Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Bachelors
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Subject(s): unstructrued play
parent perceptions
after school
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004447
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-04-01
Host Institution: UCF

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