It’s a Human Right! Young Adolescents Need to Play in the Middle Grades

Authored by: Bea Bailey

International Handbook of Middle Level Education Theory, Research, and Policy

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815358619
eBook ISBN: 9781351122115
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351122115-14

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Abstract

Play gets a lot of attention in the early childhood and elementary grades, but not in the middle grades. The author provides a definition of young adolescent play and reviews research and theoretical literature related to play in middle level schools, including an analysis of play in specific subject areas. Recommendations for future scholarship are provided.

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