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Early Childhood Folio vol. 18 no. 2 (2014)

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Author(s): Nadine Ballam and Sally Peters
Author(s): Carol Hartley, Pat Rogers, Jemma Smith, and Daniel Lovatt

This article draws on ongoing research by the teaching team at Mangere Bridge Kindergarten that investigates the role of a transition portfolio for children making the transition to primary school. During the kindergarten’s Centre of Innovation research project (2006–2008), focus groups of...

Author(s): Kathryn Hopps

Relationships between children’s preschool and school educators are regarded as an important influence on children’s transition to school. This article reports on a study which investigated the nature of communication between preschools and schools in Australia. The strengths and weaknesses of...

Author(s): Gunilla Sandberg, Tina Hellblom-Thibblin, and Anders Garpelin

This article reports findings from an ethnographic study aiming to deepen the understanding of the transition from preschool into school, with special regard to participation and learning, from the perspective of students and teachers involved. The results show that, although children appear ...

Author(s): Linda Mitchell

This article is about the barriers and supports experienced by “priority” (defined by the Ministry of Education as Māori, Pasifika and low socio-economic status) families in making decisions and enrolling their children in early childhood education (ECE). It draws predominantly on data from ...

Author(s): Sonja Arndt

Imagine you are an immigrant early childhood teacher ... This article tells your story of transition and diversity. It interweaves tensions and complex realities, and explores issues and concerns for immigrant teachers in the cultural places and relational spaces of early childhood settings....

Author(s): Sue Dockett and Bob Perry

Maps have become a common feature of early childhood research. They have been used to provide the groundwork for research—describing the landscape in which research is to take place—as well as representing research outcomes. Sometimes, maps are used as illustrations; at other times they are...

Author(s): Hrönn Pálmadóttir, Vanessa Paki, and Aline-Wendy Dunlop

Pedagogies of Educational Transitions [POET] (described in the introductory Comment to this issue of Early Childhood Folio) brings together a wealth of expertise from the five countries involved. The staff exchange programme sets up a series of reciprocal interactions, among both...