'On the move': primary age children in transition

Philip Dixon, Mary Hayden

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Abstract

The focus of this article is the experience of the growing numbers of children who, as one of the consequences of increasing globalisation, move between cultures internationally as a result of their parents' occupations. Beginning with a review of research relating to transition, the article goes on to describe a study at an international school in Thailand which, it is argued, is similar in terms of the globally-mobile nature of its student population to many other such schools worldwide. Using a computer-based questionnaire, the views of primary-age children were explored in relation to various dimensions of the transition process. Findings highlighted the importance of recognising the impact of such moves on young children, and of schools being aware of the different stages of transition that children might be experiencing so that appropriate support may be provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-496
Number of pages14
JournalCambridge Journal of Education
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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