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Theorising Transition: Shifts and Tensions

  • Sue Dockett
  • Anne Petriwskyj
  • Bob Perry
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Part of the International perspectives on early childhood education and development book series (CHILD, volume 9)

Abstract

This chapter positions transition to school as a key element of young children’s engagement with education. In introducing the content of the following chapters, we explore shifts in approaches to theorising transition and some of the tensions associated with changing conceptualisations of transition to school. This chapter canvasses the wide variety of theoretical frameworks represented in researching about transition and considers their place within research, policy and practice.

Keywords

Critical Reflection Critical Theory Effective Transition Transition Research Sociocultural Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationCharles Sturt UniversityAlbury WodongaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Early ChildhoodQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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