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Melbourne Graduate School of Education
The University of Melbourne
Victoria
Australia 3101

Telephone:
+61 3 8344 0988

Email:
k.margetts@unimelb.edu.au

 

Brief summary research by Associate Professor Kay Margetts

 

Child care arrangements, personal, family, and school influences on children's adjustment to the first year of schooling

Executive summary research by Associate Professor Kay Margetts

 

TOPIC:

 

from preschool to the first year of schooling

PAPERS:

 

Margetts, K. (2007). Preparing children for school – benefits and privileges. Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 32 (2), 43-50.

Margetts, K. & MURPHY, C. (2006). What do children do when they are at home and who do they do it with? Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education,13 (2), 55-66.

Margetts, K. (2005). Children's adjustment to the first year of schooling: Indicators of hyperactivity, internalising and externalising behaviours. International Journal of Transitions in Childhood, 1 , 36-44.

Margetts, K. (2005). The use and influence of outside-school-hours care in the first year of school. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education,12 (2), 73-86.

Margetts, K. (2004). Relationships between centre-based child care and children's adjustment to the first year of school. Summary of a paper presented to the 13th European Conference on Quality in Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Narratives Glasgow Scotland 3 September - 6 September 2003

Margetts, K. (2003) Identifying and suporting behaviours associated with cooperation, assertion and self control in young children starting school. Summary of a paper presented at the 12th European Conference on Quality in Early Childhood Education: Strategies for Effective Learning in Early Childhood The University of Cyprus, Lefcosia Cyprus, 28-31 August 2002.

Margetts, K. (2003) Does adjustment at preschool predict adjustment in the first year of schooling? Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education,10 (2).

Margetts, K. (2003). How transition programs help students adjust. EQ Australia, 3, 15-16.

Margetts, K. (2003). Starting school: Not so easy. Prime Focus, 34, 2-3.

Margetts, K. (2003). Preparing children for the first year of school. Rattler, 65, 14-17.

Margetts, K. (2003). Do Personal Characteristics Influence Children Starting School? Proceedings of the AARE Conference. University of Queensland 1-5 December 2002. AARE

Margetts, K. (2003). Personal, family and social influences on children's early school adjustment. Proceedings of the Australian Early Childhood Association Biennial Conference Hobart 10-13 July 2003. Australian Early Childhood Association.

Margetts, K. (2002). The developing child in today's world: Issues and care in education. Educare News, Issue 127 (July), 10-13.

Margetts, K. (2001). Transition and learning - a vital partnership. Proceedings of the 2001 Early Years of Schooling Conference - Creating Learning Communities Melbourne, 17-18 June, www.sofweb.vic.edu. au/eys/conf/2001pap
/translear
, pp1-6.

Margetts, K. (2000). Indicators of children's adjustment to the first year of schooling. Journal for Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 7(1), 20-30.

Margetts, K. (2000) Establishing Valid Measures of Children's Adjustment to the First Year of Schooling. Post-Script, 1(1) http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/insight/ contentsvol1.shtml

Margetts, K. (2000). Planning for transition can make a difference. High expectations outstanding achievements. High Expectations Outstanding Achievements, Proceedings of the Early Years of Schooling P-4, Conference. 4-5 June, 2000, A5, pp1-9.

Margetts, K. (1999). Transition to school: Looking forward. Proceedings of the Australian Early Childhood Association Biennial Conference Darwin 14-17 July 1999. Australian Early Childhood Association, http://www.aeca.org.au/darconfmarg.html.

Margetts, K. (1997). Factors impacting on children's adjustment to the first year of primary school. set: Research Information for Teachers, 2.

Margetts, K. (1997). Factors impacting on children's adjustment to the first year of primary school. Early Childhood Folio 3: A Collection of Recent Research. NZCER

Margetts, K. (1996). Children's adjustment to the first year of school. Graduate Studies in Education. Proceedings of the Faculty of Education Graduate Student Conference, The University of Melbourne 9 December, 1995, 2, 33-46.

 

Murray School of Education
Charles Sturt University
Albury, Australia

Telephone:
(02) 6051 9403

Email:
sdockett@csu.edu.au

TOPIC:

 

from preschool to the first year of schooling

PAPERS:

 

Dockett, S., Mason, T., & Perry, B. (2006). Successful transition to school for Australian Aboriginal children. Childhood Education, 82(3), 139-144.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2006). Children's transition to school: Changing expectations. In A. W. Dunlop & H. Fabian (Eds.) Informing transition: Building research policy and practice. London: Open University Press.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Children's drawings: Experiences and expectations of school. International Journal of Innovation and Equity in Early Childhood, 3(2), 77-89.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005).'A buddy doesn't let kids get hurt in the playground': Starting school with buddies. Journal of Transitions in Childhood, 1(1).

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). "You need to know how to play safe": Children's experiences of starting school. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 6(1), 4-18.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Starting school in Australia is "a bit safer, a lot easier and more relaxing": Issues for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Early Years, 25(3), 271-281.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Researching with children: insights from the Starting School Research Project. Early Childhood Development and Care, 175(6), 507-521.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2004). Starting school: Perspectives of Australian children, parents and educators. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2(2), 171-189.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2004). School is like preschool but you can't make noise: School is like preschool but you can't make noise: Young children's views of continuity from preschool (nursery) to school, OMEP UK Updates, Summer 2004, 116, 16-20.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2003). Children's views and children's voices in starting school. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 26(1), 12-17.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2002). 'Who's ready for what?': Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 3(1), 67-89.

 

Murray School of Education
Charles Sturt University
Albury, Australia

Telephone:
(02) 6051 9455

Email:
bperry@csu.edu.au

TOPIC:

 

from preschool to the first year of schooling

PAPERS:

 

Borg, T., Dockett, S., Meredith, H., & Perry, B. (2001). Do teachers who are parents have different perceptions about what is important in children's transition to school than those who are not parents? Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education., 8(1), 11-22.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2001). Starting school: Effective transitions. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 3(2). Available on-line: http://ecrp/uiuc.edu/v3n2/dockett.html

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2002). 'Don't eat other people's lunch'. Children's views of starting school. Early Childhood Folio, 6, 7-9.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2002). Who's ready for what? Young children starting school. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 3(1), 67-89.

Dockett, S., Perry, B., Howard, P., Whitton, D., & Cusack, M (2002). Australian children starting school. Childhood Education, 78(6), 349-353.

Dockett, S., Perry, B., & Nicolson, D. (2002). Social and personal transformation as children start school. International Journal of Learning, 9, 289-299.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2003). Children's views and children's voices in starting school. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 28(1), 12-17.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2003). Smoothing the way: What makes a successful school transition program? Education Links, 65, 6-10.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2003). The transition to school: What's important? Educational Leadership, 60(7), 30-33.

Westcott, K., Perry, B., Dockett, S., & Jones, K., (2003). Parent's transition to school. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education, 10(2), 26-38.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2004). Starting school: Perspectives of Australian children, parents and educators. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2(2), 171-189.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2004). What makes a successful transition to school? Views of Australian parents and teachers. International Journal for Early Years Education, 12(3), 217-230.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). "A buddy doesn't let kids get hurt in the playground": Starting school with buddies. International Journal of Transitions in Childhood, 1, 22-34. Available on-line from http://extranet.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/LED/tec/

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Children's drawings: Experiences and expectations of school. International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood, 3(2), 77-89.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Researching with children: Insights from the Starting School Research Project. arly Childhood Development and Care, 175(6), 507-521.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). Starting school in Australia is "a bit safer, a lot easier and more relaxing": Issues for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Early Years, 25(3), 271-281.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2005). "You need to know how to play safe": Children's experiences of starting school. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 6(1), 4-18.

Sanagavarapu, P., & Perry, B. (2005). Concerns and expectations of Bangladeshi parents as their children start school. Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 30(3), 45-51.

Whitton, D., & Perry, B. (2005). Transition to high school for gifted and mainstream students. Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 14(1), 30-35.

Dockett, S., Mason, T., & Perry, B. (2006). Successful transition to school for Australian Aboriginal children. Childhood Education, 82(3), 139-144.

Dockett, S., Perry, B. & Whitton, D. (2006). Picture story books and starting school. Early Child Development and Care, 176(8), 835-848.

Kirk-Downey, T., & Perry. B. (2006). Making transition to school a community event: The Wollongong experience. International Journal of Transitions in Childhood, 2, 40-49.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Perry, B. (2001). The development of powerful mathematical ideas by children as they move through the prior-to-school and primary school years. In Board of Studies, NSW, Mathematics K-10 symposium proceedings. Sydney: Author. Available on-line http://www.boardofstudiesnsw.edu.au

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2002). Beliefs and expectations of parents, prior-to-school educators and school teachers as children start school. Proceedings of Australian Association for Research in Education 2002 International Conference. Available on-line: http://www.aare.edu.au/02pap/doc02072.htm

Dockett, S., Perry, B., & Nicolson, D. (2002). Social and personal transformation as children start school. Proceedings of Learning Conference 2002. Sydney: Common Ground. Available on-line http:LearningConference/

Perry, B., & Howard, P. (2002). A systemic program for students who are experiencing difficulty with mathematics as they transition from primary to high school. In B. Barton, K. C. Irwin, M. Pfannkuch, & M. O. J. Thomas (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the South Pacific: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 543-550). Auckland, NZ: MERGA.

Dockett, S., Whitton, D., & Perry, B. (2003). Children starting school: Images from picture storybooks. Proceedings of Australian Association for Research in Education 2003 International Conference (CD-Rom). Auckland: Australian Association for Research in Education.

Dockett, S., & Perry, B. (2004). Educational transitions: Making the future. In D. Whitton, B. Perry, & S. Dockett (Eds.), Continuity and Change: Educational Transitions (Proceedings of International Conference) CD-Rom. Sydney: University of Western Sydney.

Perry, B., & Dockett, S. (2005). "As I got to learn it got fun": Children's reflections on their first year of school. Proceedings of Australian Association for Research in Education 2004 Annual Conference, Sydney. Available on-line: http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/doc04324.pdf

Perry, B., Dockett, S., Gilbert, S., Howard, P., Mason, T., Simpson, T., Skattebol, J., Whitton, D, & Woodrow, C. (2006). Successful transition programs from prior-to-school to school for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: Methodological considerations. Refereed Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference, Sydney. Available on-line: http://www.aare.edu.au/05pap/per05571.pdf