Adjusting to primary school life: Parents' perspectives

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Changing environment may provoke anxiety to children. Parents may experience the difficulties in helping children to adapt to kindergarten school life. Transition from kindergarten to primary school is another hurdle that both parents and children need to overcome. There are many factors affecting children's adjustment to primary school life. Parents play an important role in facilitating successful adjustment. A survey of over 100 parents on how do they prepare their children to the new school experience and their predictions of children's feelings during the transition. It also examine parents' expectations on how the school should help in fluent transition. Results address the importance of how parents can communicate their expectations to children and view children holistically.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1999


Chan, P. L. P. (1999, November). Adjusting to primary school life: Parents' perspectives. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA) 16th Annual Conference: Exploring New Frontiers in Education, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.


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