Children's Passage from Kindergarten to Primary School: An Action-Research through Family and Kindergarten Cooperation
In this article we refer to the cooperation between university researchers, kindergarten teachers and parents in order to plan a research of action and intervention so as to facilitate the normal passage of the children from the Kindergarten to primary school. In this project sixty families took part.
The data analysis within the scope of the descriptive research shows that this cooperation is characterized by three themes:
a. The project participants for the children passage from kindergarten to primary school are different as far as the passage practices are concerned.
b. Parents and kindergarten teachers shared through practice positive opinions about not only the activities of the project but also about the roles they played.
c. Kindergarten teachers were considered as an important support source for the normal children passage but also supportive for the parents.
Extracts from the participants’ impressions in the research-action, substantiate the value of such a cooperation, while they clarify its character offering more comprehension.
Keywords: Kindergarten, Primary School, Children's Passage, Cooperation, Family
Prof. Maria Sakellariou
Assistant Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Ioannina