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Time for transition: The use of future in the transition from preschool class to first grade
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Pedagogiskt arbete)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4841-9033
2015 (English)In: International Journal of Transitions in Childhood, ISSN 1833-2390, Vol. 7, 26-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article the concept of future is used to create meaning about school transitions. Since education often focuses on what will be, it is important to understand the everyday use of future in educational settings. The use of future in the transition from preschool class to first grade was studied using ethnographic methods. The results demonstrate how children and teachers use future in everyday life, and how this usage can be seen as priming events in the construction of transition. Furthermore, the results show how orientation towards the future contributes to the construction of not only children as becoming, but also children as becoming in particular ways when the future interacts with other temporal aspects in the transition process.

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2015. Vol. 7, 26-34 p.
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Transition, school start, preschool class, future, priming events
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-115249DiVA: diva2:794382
Available from: 2015-03-11 Created: 2015-03-11 Last updated: 2015-04-23

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