Street children and play

Tyler, F.B., M.Y. Holliday, S.L. Tyler, J.J. Echeverry & M.C. Zea, 1987, Street children and play, in: Childrens Environments Quarterly, , 4

  • Author : Tyler, F.B., M.Y. Holliday, S.L. Tyler, J.J. Echeverry & M.C. Zea
  • Year : 1987
  • Journal/Series : Childrens Environments Quarterly
  • Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
  • Pages : 13-17
  • Abstract in English : The play of street children provides a framework for understanding those children and the nature of play. They are living their childhood while acquiring immediate survival skills and preparing adulthood. Society views them as “bad” because they are out of adult control and views the creativity and adult modelling in their play as destructive and limiting though those characteristics are considered desirable in the play of adult-supervised children. In contrast, the findings of this study support the view that these children exhibit numerous characteristics of psychological health and resourcefulness.
  • Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children, street, street children, play, health. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.