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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: 10 Dec 2010 07:47
    Last Modified: 11 Dec 2010 00:58

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