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ERIC Number: EJ812735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
"Sticking with Your Mates?" Children's Friendship Trajectories during the Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Weller, Susie
Children & Society, v21 n5 p339-351 Sep 2007
For many children, the transition to secondary school is marked by both anxiety and excitement, particularly in relation to friendship. This article draws upon the concept of social capital--the resources individuals and collectives derive from their social networks--in order to understand the significance of change and continuity in children's friendships during a challenging period in their lives. Children's social networks often provide important, but under-researched resources which aid their progress through the transition. This article presents findings from a three-year ESRC study exploring children's and parents' use of social capital during their secondary school transfer.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom