International Perspectives On Transition To School: Reconceptualising Beliefs, Policy And Practice by Kay MargettsInternational Perspectives On Transition To School: Reconceptualising Beliefs, Policy And Practice by Kay Margetts

International Perspectives On Transition To School: Reconceptualising Beliefs, Policy And Practice

EditorKay Margetts, Anna Kienig

Paperback | June 25, 2013

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With increasing attention given by governments and policy makers to children's transition to school, and the associated need for educators, families and communities to be supported in the process, changes are often required to existing structures and pedagogy.

This book is framed around the notion of transition as a time of change for those involved in the transition process and as a time for reconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice.

It explores transition from a number of international perspectives and raises issues around the coherence of:

  • how children perceive and respond to starting school;
  • the roles and expectations of parents;
  • developmental changes for parents;
  • supporting children with diverse learning needs;
  • how policy, curriculum and pedagogy are conceived and implemented.

Readers will be informed about current practices and issues arising out of research in Europe, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Australia and will be stimulated to consider how they can change their own transition beliefs, policies and practices.

Transition to school: Contemporary Perspectives and Changeis essential reading for researchers and educators and anyone wanting to know more about the transition to school and how to support young children, their families and schools.

Kay Margettsis Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies, and Director of International Baccalaureate Programs in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia.Anna Kienigis Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, Deputy Dean for Student Affairs and Coordinator of International Progr...
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Title:International Perspectives On Transition To School: Reconceptualising Beliefs, Policy And PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:June 25, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415536138

ISBN - 13:9780415536134

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors  Forward  1.Anna Kienig & Kay Margetts  Introduction  POLICY AND PRACTICE  2.Mary O'KaneThe Transition From Preschool To Primary School In Ireland: A Time Of Change  3.Aline-Wendy DunlopCurriculum As A Tool For Change In Transitions Practices/Transitions Practices As A Tool For Changing Curriculum  4.Divya Jindal-Snape & Elizabeth HannahStarting School In Scotland: Policy, Practice And Research Regarding Transition To Primary School  5.Anders Jensen, Ole Hansen & Stig BrostromContemporary Danish Perspectives: Towards A New Paradigm  6.Anne PetriwskyjInclusion And Transition To School In Australia  CHILDREN AND FAMILIES  7.Anna KienigTransition To School In Poland - New Challenges  8.Johanna EinsardottirChildren's Perspectives On Starting Primary School  9.Kay MargettsWhat New Children Need To Know: Children's Perspectives Of Starting School  10.Bob Perry & Sue DockettThe Role Of Family In The Transition To School  11.Wilfried Griebel and Renate NieselThe Development of Parents in their First Child's Transition to Primary School FRAMEWORKS FOR CO-CONSTRUCTING TRANSITIONS  12.Hilary FabianDeveloping A Conceptual Framework For Transitions / Co-Constructing Transitions  13.Anna Kienig & Kay MargettsConclusion