Aspects of children's interactions in a mixed-age setting.

Author: Fagan, T. J.

Date: 2008

Type: Conference paper

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Considers aspects of the social interactions that transpired for three children who attend Playcentre, a mixed-age early childhood setting in New Zealand. Using a qualitative multiple case study approach, these children (aged 1yr 6 mth, 3 yr 3mth and 4 yr 8 mth) were observed as they interacted in their Playcentre environment. The presentation considers some of the interactions that occurred with mixed-age peers as well as the interactions with peers of the same-age.

Subjects: Early childhood education, Social interaction, Playcentre, Mixed age peers, Education

Marsden Codes: 330000