Despite variations of educational systems, when transitions in education occur, the pedagogical challenges that teachers and pupils undergo are quite similar across the globe. Transitions are phases in which pupils, peer groups and teachers have to renegotiate and rebuild their learning environment in the educational context. These various transitions in students' learning paths significantly impact on schools' everyday life. This volume explores transitions at all stages of educational progression, i.e., nursery to primary, primary to secondary, and secondary to post-school. It also examines these transitions across a variety of countries and types of schools. Educational Transitions provides up-to-date literature, research and theoretical constructs that help readers understand the issues, social-emotional-psychological dimensions, and evidence-based possible interventions to support an individual through these educational transitions. It also allows scholars, teachers, and students to critically analyse how lessons learned from one country can be adapted for other countries' educational systems.
Divya Jindal-Snape is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education at the University of Dundee.
Release date Australia
January 26th, 2010
Edited by Divya Jindal-Snape
Country of Publication
9 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 13 Tables, black and white; 11 Illustrations, black and white