Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rough and Tumble Play: gender, age, and socialisation

In her discussion of the learning and development that takes place through rough and tumble play, Pam Jarvis writes: “R&T [Rough and tumble play] consists of physically active behaviours (e.g., running, chasing, jumping, play fighting) that create positive emotional engagement … Continue reading

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Understandings about food among 6-11 year olds

Stewart, Kate, Paul Gill, Elizabeth Treasure, and Barbara Chadwick (2006) Understandings about food among 6-11 year olds Food, Culture & Society 9(3)Fall, pp.318-336 “This paper details a qualitative study which explored how 6–11 year olds in Cardiff, Wales, think about … Continue reading

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Interactive text books the publishing tool for these is free too…

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Schools need to be culturally tight and managerially loose

“Sergiovanni (2001, p. 72) writes that schools need to be ‘culturally tight and managerially loose. Teachers and other school workers respond much more to their values and beliefs, to how they are socialized and the norms of their work group … Continue reading

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History of the politics, practice and process of reading

I do love the BBC audio archives! … check out the following podcast available at: Reading Thu, 17 Feb 00, Duration: 29 mins The history of the politics, practice and process of reading. With guests Kevin Sharpe and Jacqueline … Continue reading

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Where does The Alphabet come from?

To answer this question, go to the BBC – it is all discussed in one of their podcasts, titled The Alphabet Thu, 18 Dec 03, Duration: 43 mins Melvyn Bragg investigates how sounds turned into signs and signs became the … Continue reading

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Ages, stages, and educational institutions

“Children are given different social roles and responsibilities based on their perceived level of social competence rather than their age. Yet in many industrialized nations the age of children underpins the way we organize preschool, childcare and schools. Before the … Continue reading

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trilingualism and daycare

Just thinking about one of our trilingual children… Trilingual toddlers at daycare centres: the role of caregivers and peers in language development  Suzanne Quay pages 22-41 International Journal of Multilingualism Volume 8,   Issue 1,         2011 Special Issue:TRILINGUAL CHILDREN IN THE MAKING: … Continue reading

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Interesting articles on Maori knowledge and science!

1: Indigenous ways of knowing and the study of environmental change Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand  Volume 39, Issue 4, 2009. Fikret Berkes, pages 151-156 2: Missing in translation: Maori language and oral tradition in scientific analyses of … Continue reading

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Nature Nurture or Neither – interesting lecture tour

“The more we know about genetics, the more important environment seems to be. A public talk by Professor Steve Jones, University College London, geneticist and popular science writer. Professor Steve Jones will be touring New Zealand in November as guest … Continue reading

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