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About this book
This collection addresses issues related to families and transition, and pays special attention to the transition to school, the effect of this on the family, as well as the effect of the family on that transition. It celebrates the roles of families, locating them as integral partners in time of transition and identifying a variety of ways in which families and educators can work together with children to promote positive transitions. The book draws on a range of theoretical frameworks and research projects to provide multiple perspectives of family involvement in education, family-educator partnerships, the nature of collaboration, issues for families in marginalised or complex circumstances, as well as the multiple intersections of families and transition processes. The research projects reported range from in-depth case studies to the analysis of large-scale data sets and all have multiple messages for practitioners, policy makers and researchers as they seek ways to engage with families as their children start school.
starting primary school starting preschool class immigrant and refugee families starting school school choice partnerships between parents and educators urban Aboriginal families and the transition to school gender and transition to school impact of families on transition to school grandparents and transition to school language and transition to school families of children with learning disabilities transition research, policy and practice on families transition to school impact of transition to school on families