Children's Transitions in Everyday Life and Institutions

Mariane Hedegaard (Editor), Marilyn Fleer (Editor)

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited Bookpeer-review


    Written by a team of international contributors and featuring case studies from a range of educational settings in Australia, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, this edited book is the first in the field of early childhood and youth studies to draw on Vygotsky's cultural-historical theory to give insights into transitions in childhood, what they are and how they are differently experienced. Transitions are explored holistically so the chapters not only focus on the person transitioning but also the institutions in which the person is transitioning from and to, with a focus on schools and daycare. The contributors look at how societal values and policies impact these transitions and comparison are drawn between international settings. The book includes chapters on expatriate families, immigrant children, home-school transitions, the role of play and communities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon UK
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic
    Number of pages272
    ISBN (Print)9781350021457
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameTransitions in childhood and youth
    PublisherBloomsbury Academic


    • Child development
    • Early childhood education
    • Readiness for school

    Cite this