Status positions in children's play
2002 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pedagogiskt arbete, Educational Work
Pedagogical Work Pedagogy
Research subject Educational Work; Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-23791DiVA: diva2:597555
EECERA conference in Lefkosia Cyprus, Sept 2002