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Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices

Urbina-Garcia, Angel


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Dr Angel Urbina Garcia
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Lecturer in Early Childhood


This study explored the perceptions of preschool and first grade teachers regarding preschool to first grade transition practices in public schools in Mexico City. A survey was administered to a sample of 15 preschool and 15 primary school teachers, who rated twenty transition practices and answered five open-ended questions. Overall, results revealed that teachers used some practices moderately to promote school-home links but school-school links are not used. Teachers rarely carry out activities with families and other teachers. Teachers' concerns focused on children's academic and personal skills and adaptation to a new routine. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.


Urbina-Garcia, A. (2019). Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 226-234.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 18, 2019
Online Publication Date Jul 5, 2019
Publication Date Oct 1, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 6, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 6, 2021
Journal Teaching and Teacher Education
Print ISSN 0742-051X
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 85
Pages 226-234
Keywords Preschool transition; Teachers' practices; Teachers' perceptions; Mexico
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