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ERIC Number: EJ851682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
"Everyone Was Really Happy to See Me!" The Importance of Friendships in the Return to School of Children with Chronic Illness
Dockett, Sue
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v29 n1 p27-32 Mar 2004
One of the features of the Starting School Research Project (Perry, Dockett & Howard, 2000) has been the study of multiple experiences of the transition to school. An ecological model of transition highlights the significance of context and the ways in which context influences experiences and is influenced by the participants in these experiences. Understanding context is one of the keys to understanding successful transitions. This article considers the contexts and experiences of children with chronic illness as they start or return to school, with particular focus on the importance of children's friendships. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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