Originally published in 1986. Pupils, teachers and educationalists have contended with continuity difficulties for many years but the problem remains a major one not only in Britain but also throughout the world, including North America. This book examines the problem, assesses the steps being taken to minimise the problem and makes suggestions for improving practice. Continuity is considered both historically and in its 1980s context. The major emphasis is on strategies used at national, regional and school level to minimise difficulties children face when they change school - strategies such as teacher visits and exchanges, liaison committees and the use of transfer documents.
Table of Contents
1. The Problem of Continuity 2. Continuity in its Historical Context 3. Continuity as an Issue of Importance After 1944 4. The Nature of the Problem 5. The Importance of Continuity 6. The Alleviation of Continuity Problems National and Regional Strategies 7. Local Authority Strategies to Improve Continuity 8. Improving Liaison and Continuity at the School Level 9. A Summary of Good Liaison and Continuity Practice
Brian T. Gorwood