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Transition to school from Pacific Islands early childhood services

Le'autuli'ilagi M. Sauvao, Lia Mapa, Valerie N. Podmore, and assisted by Tapaeru Tereora, Suria Timoteo, Ina Mora, and David Yeboah

This small-scale, exploratory study was designed to include around 6 families from each of 5 ethnic groups (Cook Islands, Niue, Samoan, Tokelauan, and Tongan). The intention was to provide an account of the experiences of children, parents, and teachers focusing on language and other aspects of children's move from Pacific Islands early childhood centres into English-language primary schools.

The report includes a literature review.  It outlines key issues that emerged and gives suggestions for further research.

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David Yeboah
Ina Mora
Le'autuli'ilagi M. Sauvao
Lia Mapa
Suria Timoteo
Tapaeru Tereora
Valerie N Podmore