Preparing children and families for the transition to school : The role of early childhood educators.

Lehrer, Joanne; Bigras, Nathalie et Laurin, Isabelle (2017). « Preparing children and families for the transition to school : The role of early childhood educators. ». International Journal of Transitions in Childhood, 10, pp. 3-23.

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This study presents the results of a narrative inquiry into the roles of early childhood educators and centres in preparing four-year-old children and their parents for their upcoming transition to kindergarten (the first year of school), in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Participants were seven mothers and the seven educators working with their children. Results revealed four themes: preparing the child; supporting the parent; transition rituals; and a rupture. Educators and parents described formal transition practices, often discussed in the literature, as well as informal transition practices, rarely acknowledged in research studies; and educator and parent attitudes and perceptions regarding what children need in order to be ‘ready’ for school as well as what will happen once they begin school.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Informations complémentaires: This paper was first published in French in INITIO, n°6, printemps 2017 – pp. 6-30. It has been reproduced here in English with amendments with the permission ofthe editor of INITIO.
Mots-clés ou Sujets: transition to school, transition practices, early childhood, kindergarten
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences de l'éducation > Équipe de recherche Qualité des contextes éducatifs de la petite enfance
Déposé par: delegation Alexandra Paquette
Date de dépôt: 15 oct. 2018 08:58
Dernière modification: 15 oct. 2018 08:58
Adresse URL : http://archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/11723

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