Journal of Playwork Practice
Managing Editor: Shelly Newstead, Common Threads
Associate Editors: Jennifer Cartmel, Griffith University, Australia, Chika Matsudaira, University of Shizuoka Junior College, Japan and Eric Worch, Bowling Green State University, USA
Published in association with Common Threads
Volume 1 2014 2 issues per annum: April and November
ISSNs 2053-1621 (Print) 2053-163X (Online)
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"Playwork practitioners have a compelling take on the nature of play and its role in children's lives. Their views and theories deserve wider debate, and a wider audience. I welcome the Journal of Playwork Practice as a playwork-led forum, and anticipate the emergence of a lively, authoritative and distinctive addition to scholarly writing on childhood." Tim Gill, author of No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society
"A rigorous and serious accessible journal that will inform and provide research tools towards further development of practice and understanding within the playwork field." Jess Milne, Winner of Lifetime Achievement in Play Award
"This timely journal is a valuable addition to the discussions about childhood in the twenty-first century. Playwork and the related concepts make a useful contribution to how we think about childhood, especially in meeting children’s needs as children rather than ‘adults-inwaiting’. The journal has an excellent editorial board with representatives from many parts of the sector across the world. Expect high quality articles that add to and challenge practice." Perry Else, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
"The Journal of Playwork Practice is a long-awaited and invaluable resource which will support us in developing playwork practice throughout Hong Kong and South East Asia." Aby Chau, Playright Children's Play Association
"The Journal of Playwork Practice is an excellent, high quality resource that will support and inform the work that we do and contribute to developing the playwork practice of the practitioners that we work with." Rachel Maflin, Play Development Officer, GAVO
Call for papers
The Journal of Playwork Practice will include a balance between peer-reviewed research papers and shorter, practitioner-focused contributions; historical and contemporary articles; international and UK perspectives.