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ERIC Number: EJ851678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Teacher Communication across the Preschool-School Boundary
Hopps, Kathryn
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v29 n1 p8-13 Mar 2004
The issue of children's transitions from prior-to-school settings to school is a complex one which has been the focus of research for the past 30 years. To ease children's transitions, communication between teachers in preschools and schools is recommended by researchers and educational authorities. However, there are indications that this exchange of information about children, programs and expectations is not occurring very often or very well. This paper reports on a case study which investigates teachers' beliefs and attitudes towards preschool-school communication. The participants in the study identified a diverse set of reasons communication often does not occur and how these barriers may be overcome. The low regard for early childhood educators in the teaching profession was highlighted as well as different philosophies of children and teaching held by teachers in schools and preschools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia