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Outdoor Play and Learning in the Landscape of Children's Rights
Outdoor Play and Learning in the Landscape of Children's Rights
Theresa Casey
INTRODUCTION

The importance of playing has been widely described by authors and thinkers of both a practical and philosophical bent and by children and young people themselves. Closely linked to ideas of what a ‘good’ childhood looks like, playing might be described as a barometer of how children's place in society is understood.

Expressed in article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), play as a right of all children has recently become the subject of greater examination (Fronczek, 2009; Lester and Russell, 2010; Davey and ...

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