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ERIC Number: EJ947946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
"When You Looked at Me, You Didn't Judge Me": Supporting Transient Students and Their Families in New Zealand Primary Schools
Mutch, Carol Anne; Rarere, Vivienne; Stratford, Robert
Pastoral Care in Education, v29 n4 p231-245 2011
With its highly mobile population, especially amongst those groups already economically and socially marginalised, New Zealand has a growing group of children who are at risk socially, behaviourally and educationally because of the transient nature of their family situations. This article reports on a study conducted by the Education Review Office of 11 case-study primary schools that demonstrated good practice in supporting transient students and their families to make successful transitions into a new school setting. The findings are reported under five headings that highlight the key themes: school culture, school leadership, relationships with families, effective teaching and full service social support. Schools that worked successfully with transient students and their families were not limited to those that had specific initiatives in place but were also those that had an inclusive school culture with appropriate systems and processes for all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand