Transitions to School - International Research, Policy and Practice

  • Bob Perry
  • Sue Dockett
  • Anne Petriwskyj

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sue Dockett, Anne Petriwskyj, Bob Perry
    Pages 1-18
  3. Building on Bioecological Perspectives

  4. Borderlands, Life Course and Rites of Passage

  5. Critical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
  6. Connecting Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Amy MacDonald, Wendy Goff, Kathryn Hopps, Cathy Kaplun, Susanne Rogers
      Pages 219-227
    3. Bronwyn Glass, Margaret Cotman
      Pages 249-260

About this book


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 their understandings, expectations and perceptions of transition to school. The exploration of this range of theoretical perspectives and the application of these to a wide range of research and research contexts makes this book an important and innovative contribution to the scholarship of transition to school research. A substantial part of the book is devoted to detailed examples of transition to school practice. These chapters provide innovative examples of evidence-based practice and contribute in turn, to practice-based evidence. The book is also devoted to considering policy issues and implications related to the transition to school. It records a genuine, collaborative effort to bring together a range of perspectives into a Transition to School Position Statement that will inform ongoing research, practice and policy. The collaborative, research, policy and practice based development of this position statement represents a world-first.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bob Perry
    • 1
  • Sue Dockett
    • 2
  • Anne Petriwskyj
    • 3
  1. 1.School of EducationCharles Sturt UniversityAlbury-WodongaAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationCharles Sturt UniversityAlbury-WodongaAustralia
  3. 3.School of Early ChildhoodQueensland University of TechnologyKelvin GroveAustralia

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