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Transition between Key Stages in Schools: second output report

Lookup NU author(s): Sally Taverner, Dr Vivienne Baumfield, Dr Jill Clark, Peter Fisher, Ian Hall, Dr Mei Lin, Pauline Smith, Professor Liz Todd

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The publication reports on a research study which identified evidence and materials that relate to transition and transfer between and within schools in the UK. In conducting our meta-analysis of materials, we paid particular attention to the following themes: * A definition of the issue, in this case 'transition', by outlining its nature, scale and history and the factors that contribute to it; * Identification of what local authorities should be seeking to achieve, in terms of overall aims or objectives, in promoting 'smooth' pupil transition, * An outline of the issues involved in addressing pupil transitions which will affect the local authority's ability to develop and/or implement an appropriate response; * A descriptive baseline of current practice based upon available quantitative and qualitative data; * The essential characteristics of an approach that ought to constitute 'Best Practice' based upon normative considerations as well as empirical observations.


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Author(s): Taverner S, Baumfield V, Clark J, Fisher P, Hall I, Lin M, Smith P, Todd L

Publication type: Online Publication

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Year: 2001

Publisher: Department of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

URL: http://www.ecls.ncl.ac.uk/publications/Clark%5E2002-DETR%20Education%20Theme%20report.pdf

Notes: The publication reports on a meta-analysis study which identified evidence and materials that relate to transition and transfer between and within schools in the UK. We paid particular attention to themes including a definition of the issue, identification of what local authorities should be seeking to achieve in promoting 'smooth' pupil transition and 'Best Practice' based upon normative considerations as well as empirical observations.


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