Transition In Early Childhood Education

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What is transition? This is a common terminology that is familiar to most of the early childhood educators. The definition that was given for transition is the change from one situation or phase of life to another or even change in certain conditions (National Children’s Bureau 2005). Urie Bronfenbrenner (1979) has also given his view about transition, stating that transition happens when an individual’s position in the environment is effected as the consequences of change in role, setting or both (Brooker 2008). There are many different kinds of transition that can appear within children’s learning and growth and all these transitions can create a strong impact towards the children. Research has stated that every period of phase of transition…show more content…
Based on what has been stated in appendix 2, the boy was acting differently compared to few weeks back, as the parents were not around. The dad also revealed that it was normally the mum who guides him with his homework. However, now that the mum is in India and the dad is busy with work, the boy was left alone at home with the maid to help him with his homework. Thus, that explained why the boy’s homework and reading were not done up to date. There are a few ways to help this boy to have a better transition. First of all, to communicate to the parent is the most straightforward and effective way. Letting the parents know what the child is going through so that they would be aware that they have to reschedule their time and pay more attention to their child’s learning. They have to know that parental involvement is very important and that it strongly impacts the child. Plenty of researches and studies have shown the positive effects that are impacted on the child’s achievement when parental involvement is seen in the child’s education (Gordon & Browne 2011). Besides that, teachers can also try to help the child by setting a personal individual teaching time with the children. Since the parents are busy at work and nobody is helping the child with his work, parents and teacher can come to a term whereby to sent the child to school a little earlier so that the teacher can help the child in his work. This would definitely help the child to cope back with his work and also to feel more confident and happy, as he would know that someone else is there to support and guide him instead. Young children need lots of scaffolding from adults around them. Just as Vygotsky’s approach has stated that the role of early years educators is crucial in scaffolding young children to increase their zone of proximal development (Gordon & Browne 2011). These
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