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ERIC Number: EJ1051241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Starting School in Brunei: Listening to Children, Parents, and Teachers
Kitson, Rosalind
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v5 n2 p236-242 2004
This colloquium draws on recent cross-cultural research undertaken in Brunei exploring the transition of the child from home or nursery school to preschool, which is mandatory for all children in their fifth year. Preschool classes are a part of primary schools in the Bruneian education system and are administered by the Ministry of Education. Interviews were held with children, parents, and teachers to gain a comprehensive overview of the reality of the experience from the perspective of the participants. The colloquium concludes with suggestions for culturally appropriate ways to facilitate starting school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brunei
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A