Power Play

Explorando y empujando fronteras en una escuela en Tejas through a multilingual play-based early learning curriculum

by Tim Kinard (Author) Jesse Gainer (Author) Mary Esther Soto Huerta (Author)
Textbook XX, 242 Pages
Series: Childhood Studies, Volume 4

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Power Play tells the story of activist teachers and the very young together in a play-based curriculum in a public school in Texas. The authors narrate (with playful interruptions) a curriculum that is powered by the students’ lived encounters—the languages, landscapes, beliefs, histories, geographies, politics, economies, ideas, people, things, matter, and matters of fact and fiction that students carry with them to school, that carry them to school, through school, through their lives.


XX, 242
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2018. XX, 242 pp.

Biographical notes

Tim Kinard (Author) Jesse Gainer (Author) Mary Esther Soto Huerta (Author)

Tim Kinard is Associate Professor of Early Learning at Texas State University. Jesse Gainer is Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Texas State University. Mary Esther Soto Huerta is Associate Professor of Culture, Literacy, and Language at Texas State University.


Title: Power Play