Transition to School: Current Issues and Pacific Islands Early Childhood Contexts

  • Valerie Podmore
  • Le’Autuli’Ilagi Sauvao
  • Lia Mapa

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of some current complexities related to transition to school from early childhood services in New Zealand. These include theoretical and policy matters concerning: continuity–discontinuity, diversity–standardisation, and ease of transition. We then highlight some key issues arising from a study, reported during the year under review, on transition to school from Pacific Islands early childhood services. Drawing on the main emergent themes, we comment on methodological implications and culturally preferred practices, and identify some concerns and challenges.

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Author Biographies

Valerie Podmore
Le’Autuli’Ilagi Sauvao
Lia Mapa
Published
2000-07-01
How to Cite
PODMORE, Valerie; SAUVAO, Le’Autuli’Ilagi; MAPA, Lia. Transition to School: Current Issues and Pacific Islands Early Childhood Contexts. The New Zealand Annual Review of Education, [S.l.], n. 10, july 2000. ISSN 1178-3311. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/nzaroe/article/view/1390>. Date accessed: 28 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/nzaroe.v0i10.1390.

Keywords

Early Childhood Education