Families and the transition to school

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One of the consistent contexts for children as they start school is the family. Drawing on a base of bio-ecological theory, this chapter examine the role of families as children start school and the impact that transition to school has on families, as well as children. It draws on recent investigations of family experiences as children start school to explore the interactions of family and school contexts and to examine these as times of opportunity, aspiration, expectation and entitlement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational perspectives on transition to school
Subtitle of host publicationReconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice
EditorsKay Margetts, Anna Kienig
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780203111802, 9781136279966
ISBN (Print)9780415536134, 9780415536127
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2013). Families and the transition to school. In K. Margetts, & A. Kienig (Eds.), International perspectives on transition to school: Reconceptualising beliefs, policy and practice (pp. 111-121). Routledge.