Show simple item record Wohlwend, Karen E. 2007-10-27T20:09:50Z 2007-10-27T20:09:50Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Wohlwend, K. E. (2007). Friendship meeting or blocking circle? Identities in the laminated spaces of a playground conflict. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 8(1), 73-88. en
dc.description The published version of this article is available from the online journal Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood.
dc.description.abstract Drawing from an incident that took place during a year-long investigation of children's play and peer culture on a school playground, the author argues that seemingly neutral child-centered techniques can maintain and even strengthen existing gender inequalities as teachers and children access laminated but contradictory identity positions surrounding agentic educational discourse. As children revisit the original conflict, they laminate time-spaces to discursively reconstruct events and position themselves advantageously. Critical discourse analysis problematizes the effects of a conflict resolution strategy based upon gendered notions of learner agency in a cultural model of teaching: developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). Although the focus of this article is a single event on one elementary school playground in the USA, the author suggest that the presence of the DAP cultural model internationally means that many early childhood teachers may experience similar ambiguity over gendered tensions that arise around issues of agency and authority as they attempt to resolve children's conflicts during play. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Symposium Journals en
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dc.subject critical discourse analysis en
dc.subject peer culture en
dc.subject play en
dc.subject identity en
dc.subject early childhood en
dc.subject playground en
dc.title Friendship Meeting or Blocking Circle?: Identities in the Laminated Spaces of a Playground Conflict en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.2304/ciec.2007.8.1.73
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