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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