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Wallis, Jake; Dockett, Sue – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
The importance of a positive start to school has been highlighted in a range of national and international research. This has stimulated considerable ongoing research attention, as well as initiatives across policy and practice, all with the aim of promoting a positive transition to school for all children. Despite the common interests across…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Educational Policy, School Readiness, Position Papers
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob; Kearney, Emma; Hampshire, Anne; Mason, Jan; Schmied, Virginia – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
This article draws on an Australian project engaging with families with complex support needs as their children start school. The project itself is focused on developing collaborative research relationships between families, community support agencies and researchers with the aim of investigating what happens for families during the transition to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Ethics, Researchers, Research Methodology
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
Children have long been "objects of inquiry", that is, research has been "done" on children. Research into starting school is but one example, where children have been observed, tested and assessed at various points, as a means of evaluating their adjustment to the school environment. The Starting School Research Project aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Freehand Drawing, Group Discussion