Kindergarten transitions and linkages to primary school-readiness reconceptualised

Petriwskyj, Anne (2010) Kindergarten transitions and linkages to primary school-readiness reconceptualised. In Peterson, Penelope, Baker, Eva, & McGaw, Barry (Eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 120-125.

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Abstract

Young children’s transition into school has been constructed as a time-limited period around initial school entry, a set of teacher or school practices, a process of establishing continuity of experience, a multi-layered, multi-year set of experiences and a dynamic relationship-based process. Although preparedness issues continue to be addressed, there is a trend towards more complex understandings of transition emphasizing continuity, relationships amongst multiple stakeholders, system coherence across extended time periods and enhancement of resilience and transition capital. This article, in the early years of a new century, outlines some conceptualisations of readiness and transition as they relate to diverse children’s pathways through early childhood and early school settings.

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ID Code: 39121
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: continuity, diversity, preparedness, readiness, relationship, transition
ISBN: 9780080448930
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2010 21:47
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2010 14:58

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