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You can't say you can't play

Author: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1992.
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Publisher's description: Who of us cannot remember the pain and humiliation of being rejected by our classmates? However thick-skinned or immune to such assaults we may become as adults, the memory of those early exclusions is as palpable to each of us today as it is common to human experience. We remember the uncertainty of separating from our home and entering school as strangers and, more than the relief of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paley, Vivian Gussin, 1929-
You can't say you can't play.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
Named Person: Vivian Gussin Paley; Vivian Gussin Paley; Vivian Gussin Paley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivian Gussin Paley
ISBN: 0674965892 9780674965898 0674965906 9780674965904
OCLC Number: 25131301
Description: 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: You Can't Play --
The Habit of Rejection --
The Inquiry --
Is It Fair? --
Will It Work? --
The New Order Begins --
It Is Easier to Open the Door.
Responsibility: Vivian Gussin Paley.


An analysis of children in the fifth grade which probes the moral dimensions of the classroom, considering rejection by classmates and isolation at school. Paley introduces the rule "you can't say  Read more...


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Vivian Gussin Paley's book You Can't Say You Can't Play is arresting in its title, magical in its appeal, and inspiring in its message... [It] illustrates how the teacher's art can attack the evil of Read more...

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