This Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) funded research project will investigate ways of enhancing children’s learning journeys from ECE into school and explore the impact of transition practices over time.
The research will help to address some of the current gaps in understanding by addressing four broad themes. Firstly, providing insights into improving transitions to school for Māori children. Secondly, exploring the alignment between the ECE and school curricula, and the ways in which shared understandings between teachers in each sector might support children’s learning as they move from ECE to school. Thirdly, it will focus on establishing and maintaining reciprocal and respectful relationships between sectors. Finally, it seeks to provide robust evidence of the longer-term impact of strategies designed to support transitions.