Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
This is a research paper and literature review on the issue of play and developmentally appropriate practice in the public schools of New York City during the era of No Child Left Behind. It begins with an examination of the theory surrounding play in the primary grades, along with the discussion of studies dealing with play in today's public schools. The work includes school visits and an ethnographic description of the models of play environments in these schools. Finally, it also includes recommendations for programmatic actions to be taken in order to reinstate play in public schools.
Yanella, C. (2008). Play in Public Schools. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/15