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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