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ERIC Number: EJ980936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 81
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9441
A Qualitative Exploration of the Transition Experience of Students from a High School to a Senior High School in Rural Western Australia
Pereira, Amiee-Jade; Pooley, Julie Ann
Australian Journal of Education, v51 n2 p162-177 Aug 2007
This qualitative study explored the experience of rural students who had undergone transitions between schools to continue their studies in Years 11 and 12. A thematic content analysis identified two main themes: social relationships and school issues. Social relationships, concerned with peer interactions and student-teacher relationships, had long-term significance while school issues, particularly academia and school structure, were considered a short-term concern. The study recommends increased attention to the development of peer and teacher relationships, informing students of the academic focus of Years 11 and 12, and maintaining the schools' current pre-transition preparation that introduces the students to the new school environment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia