School transition is a life changing event for children - they are rarely faced with such a powerful set of personal and social changes. These underpin the immediate and longer term wellbeing of children, peer groups, teachers and schools. Understanding School Transition provides a most comprehensive, international review of this important area, complete with practical advice on what practitioners can do to support children’s wellbeing, motivation and achievement. Offering an accessible introduction to children’s psychology at transition, Understanding School Transition explores transition as a status passage, what we really mean by wellbeing, and the ways in which children adapt to new environments. Key chapters focus on: Understanding stress and anxiety Children’s hopes, fears and myths at transition Parents’ and teachers’ influence and role Children’s relationships with peers as they change schools Children’s personal and collective identities Motivation, engagement and achievement Supporting the most vulnerable children Crucially, it advises how you can help children through implementing transition interventions and evaluating their success in your own school. Illustrated by case studies of experiences in real schools, Understanding School Transition will be essential reading for all training and practising teachers, as well as transition and subject specialists, who want to better understand and influence what happens to children at this critical stage.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-05-15 - Publisher: Routledge
School transition is a life changing event for children - they are rarely faced with such a powerful set of personal and social changes. These underpin the immediate and longer term wellbeing of children, peer groups, teachers and schools. Understanding School Transition provides a most comprehensive, international review of this
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-02 - Publisher: Teachers College Press
Tells a complete story about the lives of children as they grow from young preschoolers to preadolescents in Modena, Italy. The authors both explore and participate in the rich, complex history and development of the Italian early education system.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-04 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book provides an important compilation and synthesis of current work in transition to school research. The book focuses strongly on the theoretical underpinnings of research in transition to school. It outlines key theoretical positions and connects those to the implications for policy and practice, thereby challenging readers to re-conceptualize
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
This book attempts to synthesize contemporary research on school-to-work transition from a number of different disciplines in the social sciences, including economics, industrial relations, sociology and education. It does this in a way which should be comprehensible to education and training practitioners, applied economists and sociologists, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate