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Kay Margetts

 

 

Associate Professor Kay Margetts lectures in early childhood and primary teacher education, the Melbourne graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Prior to entering academia she was Project Officer - Inservice and Professional Development Programs at the Lady Gowrie Child Centre, writer and producer of children's television programs, and a preschool teacher working in both sessional and long day programs.

Research Interests:
 

children's transition and adjustment to    schooling
child development
early childhood practice and curriculum

Recent Publications:
 

Margetts, K. (2008). Transition to school. What children think about how it works and how it is going to be different things. Summary of paper presented at the 18 th EECERA Conference Stavanger 2 Sept - 6 Sept 2008.

Margetts, K. (2007). Understanding and supporting children: shaping transition practices. In H. Fabian & A-W Dunlop (eds). Informing Transitions: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice. (Chapter 8, pp 107-119). Open University Press: London .

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. (2006). "Teachers should explain what they mean": What new children need to know about starting school. Summary of paper presented at the EECERA 16th Annual Conference Reykjavik , Iceland , 30 August 2 September 2006

Margetts, K. (2004). Weaving webs of support for children's transition to school. OMEP Updates Summer 2004, pp12-15.

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) Planning transition programs. In H. Fabian & A-W Dunlop (2002) Transitions in the Early Years: Debating continuity and progression for children in early education. RoutledgeFalmer: London, Chapter 9. pp 156-179.

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.