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In search of peaceful playgrounds

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posted on 2001-06-01, 00:00 authored by John Robert Evans
Recess is often thought of as a time to escape from the classroom, from work and from the constant gaze of the teacher. It was a peaceful and joyous time when most children occupied themselves in active play and the odd incident was quickly resolved with the help of the teacher on 'yard duty'. Not so any more. The playground is now a 'problem' in many schools largely because of the bullying behaviour occurring there. This paper discusses the relative merits of the strategies schools are implementing in an effort to deal with the bullying behaviour and suggests that more thought might be given to improving the playground environment itself as a way of addressing the problems.

History

Journal

Education research and perspectives

Volume

28

Issue

1

Pagination

45 - 56

Publisher

University of Western Australia

Location

Nedlands, W.A.

ISSN

0311-2543

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, RMIT Publishing

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