Transition into high school : a phenomenological study

Ganeson, Krishnaveni & Ehrich, Lisa C. (2009) Transition into high school : a phenomenological study. In Dall'Alba, Gloria (Ed.) Exploring Education Through Phenomenology : Diverse Approaches. Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, Mass., pp. 66-84.

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Abstract

Transition is a process of moving from the known to the unknown (Green, 1997) and transition from primary school to high school can be described in this way. In Australia, there is a two tiered system of primary and secondary schooling operating where school students typically undergo at least two transitions. Firstly, when they leave home to attend pre-school/primary school; and secondly, when they leave primary school to enter secondary school. Potentially some students may experience up to four transitions: from home to kindergarten to pre-school to primary school to secondary school while for a smaller number of students who attend P-12 schools, there may be only one transition: from home to preschool.

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ID Code: 27652
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781405196598
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Wiley-Blackwell
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2009 22:50
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