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ERIC Number: EJ1248620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Qualitative Change in Social Situation of Development as the Starting Point of Children's Role Adjustment during the Transition to School
Ma, Junqian
Early Child Development and Care, v190 n5 p750-765 2020
Children's transition to school has been widely investigated, but most studies do not clearly define its starting point. By drawing on the cultural-historical concept of the social situation of development, and selecting 'role adjustment' as the unit of analysis, this paper seeks to clearly define the starting point of children's transition to school. Through a case study of two second-generation Chinese Australian children's role adjustment, this paper finds that it is the qualitative change in children's social situation of development that signifies the starting point of the dramatic adjustment of their role(s). In particular, the starting point of children's first dramatic role adjustment marks the starting point of their transition to school, and the starting points of children's following dramatic role adjustments mark the turning points of their transition to school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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