Starting school in Brunei: listening to children, parents and teachers

Rosalind Kitson

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    Abstract

    This colloquium draws on recent cross-cultural research undertaken in Brunei exploring the transition of the child from home or nursery school to preschool, which is mandatory for all children in their fifth year. Preschool classes are a part of primary schools in the Bruneian education system and are administered by the Ministry of Education. Interviews were held with children, parents, and teachers to gain a comprehensive overview of the reality of the experience from the perspective of the participants. The colloquium concludes with suggestions for culturally appropriate ways to facilitate starting school.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)236-242
    Number of pages7
    JournalContemporary Issues in Early Childhood
    Volume5
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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