Pedagogies of Educational Transition: Current Emphases and Future Directions

  • Sue DockettEmail author
  • Bob Perry
  • Anders Garpelin
  • Jóhanna Einarsdóttir
  • Sally Peters
  • Aline-Wendy Dunlop
Part of the International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development book series (CHILD, volume 16)


In exploring the pedagogies of educational transitions, the chapters in this book reflect both the personal and collective nature of transitions. While transitions are experienced by individuals, they occur within social, educational, community, political, economic and institutional frames, involving children and families in expanding sets of relationships. Examining experiences of transition not only illuminates the potential influences in individual lives but also contributes to our collective understandings of transition. As a result, we can highlight the journeys of transition for individual children and families and discuss the shared transition experiences of children in Sweden as they move from preschool to the preschool class and then to school, challenges in recognising diversity and promoting inclusion in different contexts, the experiences of Indigenous children as they start school in Australia and New Zealand, implications for children as they experience different pedagogical and curriculum approaches across preschool and school in Iceland and the potential of transitions as a focus for change in Scotland.


Early Childhood Education Transition Research Transition Journey Inclusive Education Wicked Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue Dockett
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bob Perry
    • 2
  • Anders Garpelin
    • 3
  • Jóhanna Einarsdóttir
    • 4
  • Sally Peters
    • 5
  • Aline-Wendy Dunlop
    • 6
  1. 1.Charles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  2. 2.Research Institue for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE)Charles Sturt UniversityAlburyAustralia
  3. 3.Mälardalen UniversityVästeråsSweden
  4. 4.University of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  5. 5.University of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand
  6. 6.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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