Early childhood transitions research: a review of concepts, theory and practice

Paper that reviews the major perspectives in research on early childhood transitions. Assessing concepts in developmental theory that preceded transitions research, as well as more recent approaches including systems theories and the role of children as active participants in transitions, the paper reveals the predominant areas of focus in both academic and professional studies.

The authors give examples to show how multidisciplinary collaboration and culturally sensitive interventions can result in better participation of both parents and children in crucial early childhood transitions.

Published: 
2008
Author: 
Pia Vogler
Gina Crivello
Martin Woodhead
Publisher: 
Bernard van Leer Foundation