Transition to school: Times of opportunity, expectation, aspiration and entitlement

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Current trends in Australian education highlight the importance of a positive start to school. These trends are informed by national and international research which positions a positive start to school as an element of future social, educational, and economic success (Alexander & Entwisle, 1998; Dunlop & Fabian, 2007; Kagan & Tarrant, 2010; Pianta, Cox, & Snow, 2007; Sayers et al., 2012; Smart, Sanson, Baxter, Edwards, & Hayes, 2008). While the emphasis on a positive start to school holds for all children, it has been advocated as particularly important for children described as “marginalized” or “disadvantaged” (McTurk, Lea, Nutton, & Carpetis, 2011).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking readiness in early childhood education implications for policy and practice
EditorsJeanne Marie Iorio, Will Parnell
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherMacmillan Publishers
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781137485120
ISBN (Print)9781137485113
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCritical Cultural Studies of Childhood

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