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Partnerships with parents: Children with special education needs starting primary school

Author(s): 
Janice Schischka

This study investigated the practices involved in the transition to school for children with a range of special education needs. Certain factors emerged as most important for a successful transition, including good ongoing communication and collaboration between families and schools. Teachers’ use of differentiation practices was also beneficial. The article concludes that the critical factor for successful transitions was high levels of communication and collaboration leading to good home–school partnerships.

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19

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