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“Don’t eat other people’s lunch”: Children’s views of starting school

Sue Dockett and Bob Perry

Starting school is a major life event for all involved: children, families, preschool educators, and school staff. All groups engage in a range of activities designed to make the time of transition to school positive. Yet each group has different perceptions of, expectations for, and experiences with this transition. The authors present some of the findings from the Starting School Research Project.

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