This manuscript presents findings regarding teachers’ and parents’ beliefs about play in bilingual early childhood classrooms. The participants of this study included Mexican or Mexican American bilingual early childhood teachers from different parts of the state of Texas. Participants of the study also included Mexican or Mexican American parents who had children enrolled in bilingual early childhood classrooms in South Texas. Data were collected through a Likert-scale survey and interviews about play. Three functions of play that emerged from the interviews paralleled the three play constructs as derived by factor analysis.
Riojas-Cortez, M. and Bustos Flores, B. (2004), ": PERSPECTIVES OF PLAY AMONG BILINGUAL STAKEHOLDERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLSLOS PADRES Y LOS MAESTROS", Reifel, S. and Brown, M. (Ed.) Social Contexts of Early Education, and Reconceptualizing Play (II) (Advances in Early Education and Day Care, Vol. 13), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 267-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0270-4021(04)13010-3
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