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Title: The Primary-Secondary Transition: A Case Study of a Midlands Comprehensive School
Contributor(s): Taylor, Neil  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1994
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Abstract: Some boys and girls, as a result of their circumstantial histories, are particularly susceptible to stress and, when faced with anxiety-provoking situations, they can become disruptive. Docking (1978) suggests therefore that one way in which schools could help themselves is to minimise stressful situations. There are two particularly difficult periods in a child's school life. The first occurs during the transition from home to school, when the child is separated from his or her mother often for the first time (Caspari 1976). The second occurs during the move from primary to secondary school. Moore (1966) analysed some of the difficulties of adjustment as perceived by 164 six- to eleven-year olds. At least one fifth of these primary school children appeared to experience difficulties with teachers, due to shouting, favouritism and reprimands perceived as unfair. Others found difficulty coming to terms with lack of privacy and uncleanliness in school toilets, finding work too difficult, and a dislike of undressing for physical education. Whilst most children appeared to adapt progressively over the years, 18 per cent remained generally unreconciled up to the end of primary school.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Education Today, 44(1), p. 30-34
Publisher: The College of Teachers
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0013-1547
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
130106 Secondary Education
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
930403 School/Institution Policies and Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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