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Status positions in children's play
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8510-5546
2002 (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 of communication was carried out through a sociocultural perspective.

The social structure in childrens peer-culture is of great importance and by interpreting the implicit communication in play I found different strategies 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
Research subject
Educational Work; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23791OAI: diva2:597555
EECERA conference in Lefkosia Cyprus, Sept 2002
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2014-12-09

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