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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