Selected publications on recess and play
Jarrett, O.S. (2020). Playful strategies in the elementary school: Boost for social-emotional learning, health, creativity, and interest in learning. In C. Sabo-Risley and M. R. Moore (Eds.). Play in American Life, Volume Two. Schertz, TX: Cibolo Creek Press.
Huang, J., Zhao, Y., & Jarrett, O. S. (2019). A comparative study on the play space between Chinese and American preschools: Taking two affiliated preschools of colleges as examples. International and Comparative Education, 348 (1),
Jarrett, O. S. (2019). A research-based case for recess: 2019 update. Position paper, US Play Coalition in collaboration with the Alliance for Childhood and the American Association for the Child’s Right to Play.
Jarrett, O. S. (2019, Winter). From playing to play advocacy: An interview with Olga S. Jarrett. American Journal of Play, 11(2), 145-155.
Jarrett, O. S. (2016). What is the state of play? The state of play in the U.S.A.: Concerns and hopeful trends. International Journal of Play, 5(1), 4-7.
Jarrett, O. S. (2016). Recess. In D. L. Couchenour & J. K. Chrisman (Eds), Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Jarrett, O. S., Sutterby, J., DeMarie, D., Stenhouse, V. (2015). Children’s play opportunities are not equitable: Access to quality play experiences as a social justice issue. Spotlight on Play. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Jarrett, O. S. (2015). Recess and learning: Research on the effects of recess on children and teachers. In J. Johnson and S. Eberle (Eds.) Handbook of the Study of Play (pp. 295-313). Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, Inc.
Bulunuz, M. & Jarrett, O. S. (2015). Play as an aspect of interest development in science. In K. A. Renninger, M. Nieswandt, & S. Hidi (Eds.), Interest in mathematics and science learning (pp. 153-171). Washington, DC: AERA Books.
Jarrett, O. S., French-Lee, S., Bulunuz, M., & Bulunuz, N. (2010. Fall). Play in the sand pit: A university and a child-care center collaborate in facilitated-action research. The American Journal of Play, 3(2), 221-237.
Sluss, D. J. and Jarrett, O. S. (2009). Recess. Encyclopedia of Play. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publishers, 592-596.
Jarrett, O. S. & Waite-Stupiansky, S. (2009, September). What’s on our minds: Play, policy, and practice interest forum. Young Children, 64(5), 66-69.
Jarrett, O. S. & Burnley, P. (2007). The role of fun, playfulness, and creativity in science: Lessons from geoscientists. In D. Sluss and O. Jarrett (Eds). Investigating play in the 21st Century: Play and Culture Studies, Vol. 7, (pp.188-202). Lanham, MD: University Press.
Sluss, D. & Jarrett, O. (Eds.). (2007). Investigating play in the 21st Century: Play and Culture Studies, Vol. 7. Lanham, MD: University Press.
Jarrett, O. S. & Duckett-Hedgebeth, M. (2003). Recess in middle school: What do the students DO? In D. E. Lytle (Ed.) Play and educational theory and practice: Play and culture studies, Vol. 5 (pp. 227-242). Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.
Jarrett, O. S., Farokhi, B., Young, C., & Davies, G. (2001). Boys and girls at play: Games and recess at a Southern urban elementary school. In Stuart Reifel (Ed.), Play and Culture Studies, Vol. 3: Theory in context and out (pp. 147-179). Westport, CT: Ablex Publishing.
Jarrett, O. S. & Maxwell, D. M. (2000). What research says about the need for recess. In R. Clements (Ed.), Elementary school recess: Selected readings, games, and activities for teachers and parents (pp. 12-20). Boston: American Press.
Jarrett, O. S. & Young, C. (2000). School playground supervision: Distinguishing between rough and tumble play, fighting, and bullying. In M.L. Christiansen (Ed.), Playground safety: Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference. University Park, PA: Penn State University.
Clements, R. & Jarrett, O.S. (2000, June). Elementary school recess: Then and now. Streamlined Seminar, National Association of Elementary School Principals, 18(4), 1-4.
Jarrett, O. S. & Young, C. (1999). Play among urban school children: Outdoor games at recess. In M. Guddemi, T. Jambor, & A. Skrupselis (Eds.), Play in a Changing Society: Research, design, & application (pp. 63-65. Little Rock, AR: Southern Early Childhood Association.
Jarrett, O. S., Maxwell, D. M., Dickerson, C., Hoge, P., Davies, G., & Yetley, A. (1998). The impact of recess on classroom behavior: Group effects and individual differences. The Journal of Educational Research, 92(2), 121-126.
Jarrett, O. S. (1996). A playful approach to science: Encouraging playfulness in a teacher education program. In M. Guddemi, T. Jambor, & A. Skrupselis (Eds.), Play: An intergenerational experience/Proceedings of the American Affiliate of the International Association for the Child’s Right to Play 1995 National Conference (pp.32-35). Little Rock, AR: Southern Early Childhood Association.