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Rens van M., Haelermans C., Groot W., Maassen van den Brink H.: Facilitating a successful transition to secondary school: (how) does it work? A systematic literature overview

Abstract

For children the transition from primary to secondary school is sometimes difficult. Problems in the transition can have both short- and long-term consequences. Children and their parents can contribute to a smooth transition. However, information from children and their parents is rarely used. This review examines 30 empirical studies on the effects of interventions to ease the transition process. These are interventions which, in contrast to the usual information, focus on how children report about the transition. Although their perspectives differ, positive relations between the stakeholders in the transition process - schools, children and their parents - can help to improve the challenges presented by the transition.

Keywords: transition; child participation; child voice; support; stakeholders

 
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