Transition from home through preschool to school

Md Nor, Mariani and Palaniappan, Ananda Kumar and Ishak, Zahari and Razak, Ahmad Zabidi Abdul and Arshad, Mahzan (2006) Transition from home through preschool to school. In: International Conference on Education and Development 2006, 9-12 March 2006, Bangkok, Thailand. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Studies have shown that successful adjustment of children in preschool is critical in determining their future success in school (Ladd & Price, 1987). Issues relating to preschool adjustment have contributed to many problems faced by the child as well as the family and school (Ladd, 1990). As such a seamless transition from home to school is seen as crucial in ensuring the continuous development of the child cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally. Parent, preschool teachers and headmasters play an important role in easing the transition from home to preschool as well as from preschool to school. This study intends to find out to what extent Malaysian parents, preschool teachers and headmaster are aware of the importance of taking steps to help children in this transition and also their perception of the factors that lead to better and more successful transition. A questionnaire was designed to assess the extent to which parents, teachers and headmasters initiate efforts to cater for the child's transition and to assess their perception of the factors that enhance this transition. This questionnaire was pilot tested and validated before it was administered to randomly selected parents of preschool children in the Klang Valley in Malaysia. Findings from this study are expected to enhance Malaysian parents " preschool teachers' and headmasters' awareness of the need to prepare children for this transition and to better understand the factors that need to be take into account when they plan for a seamless transition of the children to preschool and school.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preschool; Children; Headmaster; Adjustment problems; Social skills
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 01:33
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2020 01:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/25036

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