Borderlands, Bridges and Rites of Passage
This chapter examines transitions by looking closely at the border or threshold to be crossed between different educational contexts. We explore research findings related to borderlands and bridges between the early childhood and school sectors, the ways in which these might be conceptualised in policy and the implications for practice for the professionals involved. The chapter also considers the child’s pathway or learning journey traversing these borders, borderlands or bridges and discusses the place of rites of passage in this process.
KeywordsEarly Childhood Education Shared Understanding School Form Conceptual Space Boundary Space
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