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Transitions Within the Centre & to School: Research at a Samoan-language immersion centre

Valerie N. Podmore with Jan Taouma and the A'oga Fa'a Samoa

How are children’s languages, identity, and confidence supported during transitions? This article describes participant research on innovative practices in transition at a Samoan-immersion early childhood “Centre of Innovation”. The research investigates the relationship between learning and language continuity as children and educators make transitions from the point of entry to the centre through to beginning school.

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