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ERIC Number: EJ942159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Transferring Friendship: Girls' and Boys' Friendships in the Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Pratt, Simon; George, Rosalyn
Children & Society, v19 n1 p16-26 Jan 2005
This paper seeks to explore the issues and concerns that impact upon girls' and boys' friendship groups as they transfer from primary to secondary school. Using the girls' and boys' own voices, we document the extent to which their existing social relationships are disrupted as they adapt to and engage with a new school setting. Through semi-structured interviews and questionnaires conducted in the final year of primary school and the first year of secondary school, we identify students' concerns regarding their attitudes to friendship. We consider the extent to which account is taken of this aspect of children's friendships and explore and analyse commonalities and differences in their responses. We argue that the priorities of our student groups are different to those advocated by the school. We further attempt to examine how the girls and boys in our sample negotiate their new environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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