Theorising transition: Shifts and tensions

Susan Dockett, Anne Petriwskyj, Robert Perry

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    This chapter positions transition to school as a key element of young children’s engagement with education. In introducing the content of the following chapters, we explore shifts in approaches to theorising transition and some of the tensions associated with changing conceptualisations of transition to school. This chapter canvasses the wide variety of theoretical frameworks represented in researching about transition and considers their place within research, policy and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransitions to school
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational research, policy and practice
    EditorsBob Perry, Sue Dockett, Anne Petriwskyj
    Place of PublicationDordtrecht, The Netherlands
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages18
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400773509
    ISBN (Print)9789400773493
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameInternational perspectives on early childhood education and development


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