Transition - children as caravane leaders of the community

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Abstract

In a Danish context, a new model for school enrollment is being tested these years. Contrary to the dominant practice of starting school in August, the model works with flexibility in terms of when children make the transition from to school. Thus, some children start in May, others in August, and some in November. Rather than standardizing school readiness as a baseline to be met in August, the ambition behind the model is to rework the practice of the school to make it encompass children when they are ready to make the transition.

Based on fieldwork, we explore: Which ideas of community are produced and anticipated as part of this organizational practice for school enrollment and transition? In which ways are children described and distinguished into three categories as parents and kindergarten teachers join efforts to decide when the child should begin school life?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2024
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventTHE X CONFERENCE ON CHILDHOOD STUDIES - University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 15 May 202417 May 2024

Conference

ConferenceTHE X CONFERENCE ON CHILDHOOD STUDIES
LocationUniversity of Helsinki
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period15/05/2417/05/24

Keywords

  • children and youth

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