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ERIC Number: EJ969818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Easing the Transition to School: Administrators' Descriptions of Transition to School Activities
Noel, Andrea
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v36 n4 p44-52 Dec 2011
This paper details the early childhood transition activities of three schools in southern Queensland, Australia, as reported by school administrators. The transition programs were analysed using the categories of the Transition to School Matrix of the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education. Activities fell into the first four categories (Key Aspects) of the NSW Matrix. Specific weaknesses existed in responding to the needs of the local community (Key Aspect 3), linking children's early learning (Key Aspect 4), and especially evaluation and review (Key Aspect 5). Implications of these results are discussed, including the relationship between conceptions of readiness and characteristics of transition programs, the need to improve collaboration between preschool and primary schools, the development of transition programming geared towards all preschool-aged children (including those who did not attend preschool) and for schools to move from a series of transition activities to fully planned, monitored and evaluated programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia