Pedagogies of educational transitions: Current emphases and future directions

Susan Dockett, Bob Perry, Anders Garpelin, Johanna Einarsdottir, Sally Peters, Aline-Wendy Dunlop

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    Abstract

    In exploring the pedagogies of educational transitions, the chapters in this book reflect both the personal and collective nature of transitions. While transitions are experienced by individuals, they occur within social, educational, community, political,economic and institutional frames, involving children and families in expanding sets of relationships. Examining experiences of transition not only illuminates the potential influences in individual lives but also contributes to our collective understandings of transition. As a result, we can highlight the journeys of transition for individual children and families and discuss the shared transition experiences of children in Sweden as they move from preschool to the preschool class and then to school, challenges in recognising diversity and promoting inclusion in different contexts, the experiences of Indigenous children as they start school in Australia and New Zealand, implications for children as they experience different pedagogical and curriculum approaches across preschool and school in Iceland and the potential of transitions as a focus for change in Scotland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPedagogies of educational transitions
    Subtitle of host publicationEuropean and antipodean research
    EditorsNadine Ballam , Bob Perry , Anders Garpelin
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter17
    Pages275-292
    Number of pages18
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319431185
    ISBN (Print)9783319431161
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
    Volume16

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