Chapter 7: Transitions in ECE

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Chapter authors

  • Aline-Wendy Dunlop
  • Lisa Barnes
  • Myra McRobbie

Chapter overview

 In this chapter we have chosen a transitions lens on an ecological model to address contemporary issues around wellbeing, play, curriculum, and leadership in the evolving Scottish early childhood world: a world which itself has made significant transitions and where change has been a constant factor. As authors we come together from three different contexts within ECEC in Scotland, representative of research, policy and practice in Scotland.

Chapter objectives

  • To provide an overview of research on transitions
  • To present a critical explanation of transitions policy in Scotland
  • To demonstrate the realities of transitions through case studies of practice.
  • To set out key issues of the future of transitions in Scotland and beyond.

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