Effective Transitions Symposium: Educational transitions across all stages

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    In this symposium we will focus on educational transitions that children and young people make from one educational context to another. Educational transition can be very complex for pupils at different stages of their educational progression. This symposium will address various stages of educational transition; i.e., nursery to primary, primary to secondary and secondary to post-school. Within these stages; literature review, research, interventions and gaps in literature and research will be detailed within the context of Scotland and learners with varied needs. The presentations will focus on transition to a formal educational setting (preschool to primary school), moving from one school to another (primary to secondary school), and moving from one country and educational system to another within a higher education context, and looking at one of the key aspects, i.e. self-esteem and the impact of transitions. The purpose of the symposium is to give the audience a flavour of transitions at different stages based on our original research. We will draw on similarities and differences at different stages. The symposium will present implications and areas of future research, practice and policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
    EventScottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009 - Perth, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Nov 200928 Nov 2009


    ConferenceScottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009
    Abbreviated titleSERA 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    OtherImproving Education - Choices and Chances
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