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Forming Ethical Identities in Early Childhood Play
     

Forming Ethical Identities in Early Childhood Play

by Brian Edmiston
 

ISBN-10: 041543548X

ISBN-13: 9780415435482

Pub. Date: 09/12/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Through compelling examples, Brian Edmiston presents the case for why and how adults should play with young children to create with them a 'workshop for life'.

In a chapter on 'mythic play' Edmiston confronts adult discomfort over children's play with pretend weapons, as he encourages adults both to support children's desires to experience in imagination the

Overview

Through compelling examples, Brian Edmiston presents the case for why and how adults should play with young children to create with them a 'workshop for life'.

In a chapter on 'mythic play' Edmiston confronts adult discomfort over children's play with pretend weapons, as he encourages adults both to support children's desires to experience in imagination the limits of life and death, and to travel with children on their transformational journeys into unknown territory.

This book provides researchers and students with a sound theoretical framework for re-conceptualising significant aspects of pretend play in early childhood. Its many practical illustrations make this a compelling and provocative read for any student taking courses in Early Childhood Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415435482
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/12/2007
Series:
Contesting Early Childhood Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vi

Introduction by the Series Editors vii

1 Ethics in play 1

2 Mythic and everyday play 25

3 Playing with possible selves and authoring identities 77

4 Co-authoring ethical selves and identities 121

5 Play as ethical pedagogy 173

Bibliography 197

Index 208

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