oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Primary school playgrounds as spaces of inclusion/exclusion in New South Wales, Australia
School of Education, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.
School of Education, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3572-4976
2018 (English)In: Education 3-13, ISSN 0300-4279, E-ISSN 1475-7575, Vol. 46, no 5, p. 494-505Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to determine how the design and organisation of primary school playground spaces may result in the inclusion or exclusion of some groups of children. Two primary school playgrounds in rural New South Wales, Australia, were selected for this investigation. Data were collected through observations and unstructured interactional interviews. Data analysis revealed the design and organisation of primary school play spaces may lead to segregation among school children. Gender, safety concerns and school rules were also established as factors restricting full use of the playground space. The identification of these factors is vital in guiding future school reform programmes and policies aimed at enhancing participation in play and a sense of belonging for all children. The results suggest that there is need to promote schools’ understandings of the significance of playground spaces in children’s social lives so children can fully benefit from the time they spend in school playgrounds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018. Vol. 46, no 5, p. 494-505
Keywords [en]
Playgrounds, primary school children, space, play, inclusion/exclusion
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Sports Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70833DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2016.1273251ISI: 000433012200002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85007336979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-70833DiVA, id: diva2:1273111
Available from: 2018-12-20 Created: 2018-12-20 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records BETA

Varea, Valeria

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Varea, Valeria
In the same journal
Education 3-13
Educational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 73 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf