© 2010 – Routledge
262 pages | 11 B/W Illus.
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.
"A message that builds through Jindal-Snape’s Moving Stories is a perspective that recognizes transitions take time, that they are a process and that they affect all stages of education. In the final chapter Jindal-Snape artfully draws together the transition trends from each of the authors and analyses the collective contribution to identify implications for practice and policy and to highlight future research possibilities in this field. The voice and agency of those involved in transition gains importance in this stimulating and worthwhile book."—Scottish Educational Review
1. Setting the Scene: Educational Transitions and Moving Stories Divya Jindal-Snape Section 1: Transitions and Theoretical Understanding of the Processes 2. Understanding Transitions through Self-Esteem and Resilience Divya Jindal-Snape and David Miller 3. Educational Transition and Emotional Intelligence David A. Adeyemo Section 2: Transition from Early Years Setting to Primary School 4. Small Steps: Perspectives on Understanding and Supporting Children Starting School in Scotland Elizabeth Hannah, Heather Gorton and Divya Jindal-Snape 5. Shifting the Lens: Re-Framing the View of Learners and Learning during the Transition from Early Childhood Education to School in New Zealand Sally Peters 6. The Transition to Formal Schooling and Children’s Early Literacy Development in the Context of the USA Kelley L. Mayer, Steven J. Amendum and Lynne Vernon-Feagans Section 3: Transition from Primary to Secondary School 7. Moving to Secondary School: What Do Pupils in England Say about the Experience? Maurice Galton 8. Moving through Elementary, Middle, and High Schools: The Primary to Secondary Shifts in the United States Patrick Akos 9. Learning and Well-Being in Transitions – How to Promote Pupils’ Active Learning Agency? Janne Pietarinen, Tiina Soini and Kirsi Pyhältö Section 4: Transition to Post-School 10. Interactive Behaviors for Building Independence in Exceptional Youth Keith J. Topping & Jocelyn Foggie 11. Cultural and Educational Adaptation during Transition from Chinese to UK Universities Yuefang Zhou, John Todman, Keith J. Topping and Divya Jindal-Snape 12. Transition from Secondary School to Employment in Japan for Students with Disabilities Jun Yaeda 13. Moving On: Integrating the Lessons Learnt and the Way Ahead Divya Jindal-Snape