Moving in, on, up and out: successful transitions

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Abstract

This chapter considers transition to school as a joint enterprise shared by the teacher, children and parents. School start is no longer the first educational transition children experience: taking account of the variety of experiences, people and environments children will have already encountered, means effective communication between all involved. Two illustrative cameos highlight similarities and differences between children’s early childhood journeys and consider implications for each of the transitions they make. A case is made for the usefulness of theories as tools to help this transitions process, bringing a particular focus to children's agency, parental engagement and teacher collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBeginning Teaching, Beginning Learning
Subtitle of host publicationIn Early Years and Primary Education
EditorsJanet Moyles, Jan Georgeson, Jane Payler
Place of PublicationMaidenhead
Chapter8
Edition5th
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • teaching
  • learning
  • early years
  • primary education
  • moving in
  • moving on
  • successful transitions

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