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ARTICLES ON EDUCATION

 

The Vital Role of Play in Early Childhood by Joan Almonhttp://www.waldorfresearchinstitute.org/pdf/BAPlayAlmon.pdf

How Children’s ‘Play’ is Being Sneakily Redefined by Alfie Kohn

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/how-childrens-play-is-being-sneakily-redefined/2011/11/15/gIQAMNjdPN_blog.html

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids are More Anxious, Depressed

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2011/10/all-work-and-no-play-why-your-kids-are-more-anxious-depressed/246422/

Death of Preschool, Scientific American

http://www.blcelmhurst.org/blcarticledeathofpreschool.pdf

 

ARTICLES ON CANNABIS

Granny Storm Crow Lists 1000 Pages of Cannabis Research Links

How cannabis attacks cancer cells: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

Corrie Yelland’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVM6mjLmUg4&t=13s

Valerie Corral’s Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-XWFbypnwA

Many More at “Meet The Hemp Fairy” Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chloeforfitt.co.uk/

 

RESEARCH / DATA ON EDUCATION

Bjorkland DF and Pellegrini AD. 2000. Child development and evolutionary psychology. Child Development 71: 1687-1708.

Dickinson, D.K., & Tabors, P.O. (Eds.) (2001). Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and school. Baltimore: Paul Brookes Publishing.

Fisher, Edward P. (1992). The impact of play on development: A meta-analysis. Play and Culture, 5(2), 159-181.

Gordon NS, Burke S, Akil H, Watson SJ, and Panskepp J. 2003. Socially-induced brain ‘fertilization’: play promotes brain derived neurotrophic factor transcription in the amygdala and dorsolateral frontal cortex in juvenile rats. Neuroscience Letters 341(1): 17-20.

Greenough WT and Black JE. Induction of brain structure by experience: substrates for cognitive development. In: Gunnar MR, Nelson CA, eds. Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology: Developmental Neuroscience. Vol 24. Hillside, NJ: Lawrence A Erlbaum Associates; 1992:155-200.

Huber R, Tonini G, and Cirelli C. 2007. Exploratory behavior, cortical BDNF expression, and sleep homeostasis. Sleep 30(2):129-39.

Lewis P, Boucher J, Lupton L and Watson S. 2000. Relationships between symbolic play, functional play, verbal and non-verbal ability in young children. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 35(1):117-27.

Pelligrini AD and Holmes RM. 2006. The role of recess in primary school. In D.Singer, R. Golinkoff, & K. Hirsh-Pasek (Eds.), Play=learning: How play motivates and enhances children’s cognitive and socio-emotional growth. New York: Oxford University Press.

Pepler DJ and Ross HS. 1981. The effects of play on convergent and divergent problem solving. Child Development 52(4): 1202-1210.

Stevenson HW and Lee SY. 1990.Contexts of achievement: a study of American, Chinese, and Japanese children. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 55(1-2):1-123.

Wyver SR and Spence SH. 1999. Play and divergent problem solving: Evidence supporting a reciprocal relationship. Early Education and Development, 10(4): 419 – 444

Wolfgang, Charles H.; Stannard, Laura L.; & Jones, Ithel. (2001). Block play performance among preschoolers as a predictor of later school achievement in mathematics. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 15(2), 173-180.

 

WEBSITES

 

http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/

http://www.earlychildhoodaction.com/

 

YOUTUBE- Animation. Ken Robinson. Shifting Education Paradigms.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U

 

TED TALKS

 

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html