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Status positions among pre-school children: Snow White, the sleeping Beauty or the King, does it matter?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
2003 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study shows that children make use of the content in play to get a superior position in their peer-culture.

Observations of children age 3-6 years were accomplished during their free playtime and both field notes and videotape recording were used for data collection.

Analysis was carried out through Corsaros (1997) perspective of interpretative reproduction in childrens peer-cultures. The social structure in childrens peer-culture is of great importance and by interpreting the implicit communication in play, different strategies were found where status positions developed. Negotiations of roles and role-characters were also negotiations of positions and children used both the environment and props in play to position themselves as well as their peers.

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Pedagogiskt arbete, Educational Work
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Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
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Educational Work; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23790OAI: diva2:597554
the 8th International Symposium of the Contribution of Psychology to Peace, Sunne Juni 2003
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2014-12-09

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