Pedagogies Of Educational Transitions: European And Antipodean Research by Nadine BallamPedagogies Of Educational Transitions: European And Antipodean Research by Nadine Ballam

Pedagogies Of Educational Transitions: European And Antipodean Research

byNadine BallamEditorBob Perry, Anders Garpelin

Hardcover | October 11, 2016

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This book presents the latest research on educational transitions from a variety of research traditions and practical contexts set in Australia, New Zealand, and several European countries. It examines, critically questions, and reshapes ideas and notions about children's transitions to school. The book is divided into five parts, the first two of which emphasise diversity and inclusion, with Part II focusing solely on the transition to school for children from Indigenous cultures. Part III explores the notion of continuity, which has been widely debated in terms of its role in the transition to school. Part IV explores the transition to school through the notion of 'crossing borders'. The final section of this book, Part V, includes ideas about future directions for work in the area of educational transitions, and presents the notion of transitions as a tool for change to policy, research and practice. The book concludes with a critical synthesis of the research outlined throughout, including recommendations regarding future research related to educational transitions.

Title:Pedagogies Of Educational Transitions: European And Antipodean ResearchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319431161

ISBN - 13:9783319431161

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Table of Contents

1. International Perspectives on the Pedagogies of Educational Transitions; Nadine Ballam, Bob Perry and Anders Garpelin.- Part I: Diversity and Inclusion in Transition to School.- 2. Diversity and Pedagogies in Educational Transitions; Tina Hellblom-Thibblin and Helen Marwick.- 3. Bridging Transitions Through Cultural Understanding and Identity; Linda Mitchell, Amanda Bateman, Robyn Gerrity and Htwe Htwe Myint.- 4. Obstacles and Challenges in Gaining Knowledge for    Constructing Inclusive Educational Practice: Teachers' Perspectives; Tina Hellblom-Thibblin, Gunilla Sandberg and Anders Garpelin.- 5. Collaboration in Transitions from Preschool: Young Children with Intellectual Disabilities; Jenny Wilder and Anne Lillvist.- Part II: Transition to School for Indigenous Children.- 6. Transition to School for Indigenous Children; Margie Hohepa and Leonie McIntosh.- 7. Maori Medium Education and Transition to School; Margie Hohepa and Vanessa Paki.- 8. A Social Justice View of Educators' Conceptions of Aboriginal Children Starting School; Lysa Dealtry, Bob Perry and Sue Dockett.- Part III: Continuity and Change as Children Start School.- 9. Continuity and Change as Children Start School; Sue Dockett and Jóhanna Einarsdóttir.- 10. Educators' Views on Transition: Influence on Daily Practice and Children's Well-being in Preschool; Bryndís Garðarsdóttir and Sara Margrét Ólafsdóttir.- 11. Creating Continuity Through Children's Participation: Evidence From Two Preschool Contexts; Kristin Karlsdóttir and Bob Perry.- 12. Contexts of Influence: Australian Approaches to Early Years Curriculum; Sue Dockett, Bob Perry and Jessamy Davies.- 13. Mathematics Learning Through Play: Educators' Journeys; Bryndís Garðarsdóttir, Guðbjörg Pálsdóttir and Jóhanna Einarsdóttir.- Part IV: Borderlands, Bridges and Rites of Passage.- 14. Borderlands, Bridges and Rites of Passage; Sally Peters and Gunilla Sandberg.- 15. Educational Practices and Children's Learning Journeys From Preschool to Primary School; Gunilla Sandberg, Kenneth Ekström, Tina Hellblom-Thibblin, Pernilla Kallberg and Anders Garpelin.- Part V: Into the Future.- 16. Transitions as a Tool for Change; Aline-Wendy Dunlop.- 17. Pedagogies of Educational Transitions: Current Emphases and Future Directions; Sue Dockett, Bob Perry, Anders Garpelin, Johanna Einarsdóttir, Sally Peters and Aline-Wendy Dunlop.


Editorial Reviews

"I find the book interesting and the authors raise some important issues related to the transition process that most countries are struggling with. As an anthology, one of the books' strengths is to give a broad picture of the transition from different angles." (Elisabeth Bjørnestad, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway)"This manuscript makes an original contribution to the field of early childhood, pedagogy and transition research from policy through to practice covering Nordic, British and Antipodean research. Diversity and Inclusion in transition to school is particularly well written and conceptualized. All of the chapters in this section are thought provoking and rouse the reader into wanting to challenge accepted ideas concerning diversity, inclusive perspectives and traditional practices in relation to pedagogies associated with educational transitions." (Megan Adams, Monash University, Berwick VIC, Australia)"This is a very complete book with a very interesting structure and content."(Inge Johansson, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)