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The Transition to Primary School as a Challenge for Parents

  • Petra HankeEmail author
  • Johanna Backhaus
  • Andrea Bogatz
  • Majdah Dogan
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Part of the International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development book series (CHILD, volume 21)

Abstract

The transition to school is an important event in the biography of children and parents. Both have to manage the challenge of mastering and shaping the transition. At the institutional level the transition brings about challenges for educators and teachers. Together with parents and children, they are asked to create the transition in such way that children and parents are able to handle the developmental tasks that occur in the transition. Collaboration between early childhood centres and primary schools together with the parents is an important aspect of achieving a successful transition, though it has received little research so far. Based on results of the study WirKt, this paper describes methods and levels of collaboration between kindergarten and school in the transition period. This is followed by findings on the effects of such collaboration on how parents accomplish the transition.

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Acknowledgement

This project was funded by the Ministry of Education and Research and the European Social Fund under project number 01NV1021/1022 and 01NV1221/1222. All responsibility for the contents of this publication is assumed by its authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Hanke
    • 1
    Email author
  • Johanna Backhaus
    • 1
  • Andrea Bogatz
    • 1
  • Majdah Dogan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CologneCologneGermany

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