Voices from schools: Listening to students in transition

Williams, David & Boman, Peter (2002) Voices from schools: Listening to students in transition. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 6(3), pp. 129-135.



Despite convincing literature to the contrary, the notions of 'transition shock' and the 'storm and stress' of adolescence persist in views on primary-secondary school transfer. This paper reports on the 'voices' of some Australian students as they have anticipatd and experienced primary-secondary transfer. It sets these findings in a broader consideration of transition and reports the views of young adolescents. It suggests that although transfer is an important part of the transition process, the adaptation phase' during which students are adjusting to secondary school, may be the more critical. The paper concludes with some reflections on the implications of this small-scale study.

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ID Code: 14766
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1096-1453
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Academic Exchange Quarterly
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:20

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