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ERIC Number: EJ801283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-1
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Starting School: A Community Endeavor
Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob
Childhood Education, v84 n5 p274 Ann 2008
Much of the current debate about children's transition to school focuses on children's readiness for school. Indeed, Boethel (2004, p. 17) describes transition as the "focal point of readiness." Typically, this focus extends to considering children's competencies--particularly their skills and abilities--at the time of starting school. This article reports two programs that consider broader definitions of readiness and transition, highlighting the importance of community support and engagement as children start school. Each of these programs builds community support for educators, families, and children, with the aim of making the start to school as positive as possible. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia