Transition to school: Normative or relative?

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    Abstract

    Managing the transition to school has become a focus of Australian education policy at local, state and national levels. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of transition programmes, approaches and interventions all aimed to ease the transition to school. Many of these assume that the transition to school is problematic, particularly for some groups of children, families and communities. One aim then, of transition programmes and approaches, has been to manage transitions in ways that ameliorate these problems.
    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.
    Chapter14
    Pages187-200
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9789400773509
    ISBN (Print)9789400773493
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    Name International perspectives on early childhood education and development
    Volume9

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