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ERIC Number: EJ1121926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Que Sera Sera--What Will Be Doesn't Have to Be?: Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Fielding, Alan
Teachers and Curriculum, v9 p49-56 2006
The transition from primary to secondary school can be a different experience for each child. Parents can sometimes feel isolated and the primary school equally powerless to assist. The type, quality and quantity of information sent can be used in different ways. Some teachers and parents question whether the secondary school uses the information efficiently or effectively. The study focused on the type of information provided on transition and how it was used. In addition, information showed how parents were included in the transition process. And finally, an examination of how the pastoral care of children was dealt with on transition to secondary school. Findings indicate that some parents feel excluded while there appears to be a disparity in pastoral care of children. Finally, the information exchange between both school sectors showed that some secondary schools rely on quantifiable test results rather than using a range of information.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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