Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America

Angel Urbina-García (Editor), Bob Perry (Editor), Sue Dockett (Editor), Divya Jindal-Snape (Editor), Benilde García-Cabrero (Editor)

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    This book showcases the quality work that Latin American researchers have done on transition to school in Latin American countries by offering the English-speaking world, first-hand access to some Latin American transitions research, practices, and policies. This book shows the work carried out in countries such as Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico with regards to the way in which the transition to primary school is experienced from different stakeholders' perspectives, and how Latin American educational policies and cultural practices shape such an important process for stakeholders. This book was importantly framed by the COVID-19 pandemic which placed the world in a global health emergency, and it is our hope that this book will trigger future international collaborations between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners interested in transitions which could help produce a wealth of empirical evidence to inform educational policies and transitions practices across the world. Building networks where diverse experiences are valued and respected, as well as analysed, can help provide a platform that supports educators and researchers as they continue their work and branch out in new and challenging directions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    ISBN (Print)9783030989347
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

    Publication series

    NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
    ISSN (Print)2468-8746
    ISSN (Electronic)2468-8754


    • Latin American research on transition to school
    • the organisation of teaching in the first year of preschool
    • historical cultural psychology
    • the relationship between teaching, learning and development
    • the maturity level of sensory-motor skills
    • the institutionalization of childhood
    • personal and social transformation at school
    • Cuban's early childhood education
    • Honduran early childhood education
    • Mexican early childhood education
    • quality level of the preschool program
    • early childhood transition in Chile
    • school transition of Latino children in the USA


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    • Transition to School in Latin American Countries: Introducing some perspectives and experiences

      Urbina-Garcia, A., Jindal-Snape, D., Perry, B., Dockett, S. & García-Cabrero, B., 2022, Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America. Urbina-García, A., Perry, B., Dockett, S., Jindal-Snape, D. & García-Cabrero, B. (eds.). 1 ed. Switzerland: Springer , p. 1-21 21 p. (International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development; vol. 37).

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