Preschool teachers’ and parents’ perspectives on primary school preparation in Singapore

Costales, Girlie S., and Anderson, Robyn (2018) Preschool teachers’ and parents’ perspectives on primary school preparation in Singapore. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education, 21 (1). pp. 88-99.

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Abstract

The study undertaken in Singapore sought to understand preschool teachers’ and parents’ views on school readiness with regard to primary 1 preparation to provide a common understanding on how to best prepare children for primary school. Nine preschool teachers and nineteen preschool parents completed a questionnaire and of this group, four parents and four preschool teachers were also interviewed to gain a deeper understanding of their perspectives. The study revealed that Social and Emotional Development and Aesthetics and Creative Expression domains were rated by the participants as the most and least important aspects of development respectively in preparing children for primary school. It is recommended that children’s transition to school reflects current research that supports the continuity between preschool and primary school with all stakeholders, parents, teachers and the community, involved.

Item ID: 51336
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2537-7191
Keywords: transition to school, primary school preparation, school readiness, school readiness perspectives.
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 23:37
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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