School readiness and transition issues

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    Readiness to learn and the appropriate age to start formal schooling have been debated for years. Further, there is evidence that the success of transition from Nursery to Primary might have an impact on educational achievement and motivation in later years as well. This paper will present a Scottish case study on the perspectives of parents regarding their and their child’s experience of moving to primary school, using an ecological systems framework. Implications for policy and practice; and possibilities for future research will be highlighted.
    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
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    OtherImproving Education - Choices and Chances
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  • Research Output

    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Small steps: perspectives on understanding and supporting children starting school in Scotland

    Hannah, E., Gorton, H. & Jindal-Snape, D., 10 Dec 2009, Educational Transitions: Moving Stories from Around the World. Jindal-Snape, D. (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 51-67 17 p. (Routledge Research in Education).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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    Jindal-Snape, D., Hannah, E. F. S., & Gorton, H. (2009). School readiness and transition issues. Paper presented at Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Annual Conference 2009, Perth, United Kingdom.