ERIC Number: ED473924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Transition to Kindergarten: A Review of Current Research and Promising Practices To Involve Families.
Bohan-Baker, Marielle; Little, Priscilla M. D.
Noting the disconnect between what is known about the crucial role that transition plays in ensuring educational continuity and what is currently available in schools, the Harvard Family Research Project conducted a review of current research on the transition to kindergarten, focusing on promising transition practices and the role that schools might play in their implementation. This brief offers a synthesis of those findings, focusing on the important role that families play in transition to kindergarten. The brief begins with an overview of the concept of transition and its importance to school success. The brief then examines transition practices that focus on families, considering both practices and key players in implementation; included are examples of promising transition practices that involve families. The brief concludes with the presentation of a framework for the development of school and program transition teams that value family involvement. (Contains 17 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Family Involvement, Kindergarten, Literature Reviews, Parent Student Relationship, Student Adjustment, Transitional Programs
Harvard Family Research Project, 38 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-495-1141; Fax: 617-495-8594; Web site: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp. For full text: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/content/projects/fine/resources/research/bohan.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.