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‘Some kids climb up; some kids climb down’: culturally constructed play-worlds of children with impairments

Burke, Jenene,

Academic Literature

2012

In this paper, the author explores how children with impairments can act as self-monitoring, autonomous individuals in their play in a community playground. In addition, the notion of children with impairments as creative agents in their play is examined. The evidence presented in this paper is derived from the views and perspectives of children with impairments as playground users, and was collected from the children’s photographic scrapbooks and the researcher’s own observations of children’s play in a naturalistic playground setting. The theoretical perspective for this paper draws on the emerging ‘social model of childhood disability’ and provides scope to attempt to understand the culturally constructed play-worlds of children with impairments.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Disability & Society

Location : International

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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