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

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    Abstract

    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
    Chapter9
    Pages123-140
    Number of pages18
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137485120
    ISBN (Print)9781137485113
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameCritical Cultural Studies of Childhood

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