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Angel Urbina Garcia

Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Lecturer in Early Childhood


Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America. Research, Policy, and Practice (2022)
Book
Urbina-Garcia, A., Perry, B., Dockett, S., Jindal-Snape, D., & Garcia-Cabrero, B. (Eds.). (2022). Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America. Research, Policy, and Practice. Springer

This book showcases the quality work that Latin American researchers have done on transition to school in Latin American countries by offering the English-speaking world, first-hand access to some Latin American transitions research, practices, and p... Read More about Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America. Research, Policy, and Practice.

Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico. (2022)
Book Chapter
Garcia-Cabrero, B., Urbina Garcia, A., Myers, R. G., Ledesma-Rodea, A., & Rangel-Cantero, M. A. (2022). Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico. In A. Urbina-Garcia, B. Perry, S. Dockett, D. Jindal-Snape, & B. Garcia-Cabrero (Eds.), Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America (67-86). (1). Springer

This chapter showcases some of the pioneering studies conducted in Mexico that explored how transition from preschool to primary school is experienced by different stakeholders within the socio-political context of Mexican education. Overall, the Mex... Read More about Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico..

Voices of young children aged 3–7 years in educational research: an international systematic literature review (2021)
Journal Article
Urbina-Garcia, A., Jindal-Snape, D., Lindsay, A., Boath, L., Hannah, E. F. S., Barrable, A., & Touloumakos, A. K. (2021). Voices of young children aged 3–7 years in educational research: an international systematic literature review. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293x.2021.1992466

Although the importance of listening to young children’s voices is acknowledged in international literature, it is not clear whether educational researchers really listen to them and, if they do, what research designs and methods facilitate that. The... Read More about Voices of young children aged 3–7 years in educational research: an international systematic literature review.

Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies (2021)
Journal Article
Urbina-Garcia, A. (2021). Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies. Diálogos sobre educación : temas actuales en investigación educativa, 22(12), 1-16

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has triggered a worldwide epidemic emergency which is an international concern that poses a number of challenges to the physical and mental health of humans across the globe. Like businesses and universities, schools arou... Read More about Young Children's Well-being: Social Isolation During The COVID-19 Lockdown and Effective Strategies.

An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico (2020)
Journal Article
Urbina Garcia, A. (2020). An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico. Frontiers in Education, 5, Article 95. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00095

Over the last two decades there has been a growing interest in promoting a smooth transition to the first grade of primary school, given the potential long-term change this can have in preschool children at an academic and personal level. Research sh... Read More about An Intervention Programme to Facilitate the Preschool Transition in Mexico.

What Do We Know About University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review (2020)
Journal Article
Urbina Garcia, A. (2020). What Do We Know About University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review. Stress and Health, 36(5), 563-585. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.2956

There has been a growing interest on the negative influence that the environment of higher education institutions has on the mental health of academics. The current climate of global education-competition, places extreme expectations on academics. A... Read More about What Do We Know About University Academics’ Mental Health? A Systematic Literature Review.

Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts (2019)
Journal Article
Brown, E., Chen, D., Davies, I., Urbina Garcia, A., & Munguia Godinez, I. (2019). Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1647513

Following remarks about the nature and significance of values and values education, generally and more specifically in China, England, Mexico and Spain, we explain the methods used to analyse official policies that apply to moral education, citizensh... Read More about Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts.

Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices (2019)
Journal Article
Urbina-Garcia, A. (2019). Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices. Teaching and Teacher Education, 85, 226-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2019.06.012

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,... Read More about Preschool transition in Mexico: Exploring teachers' perceptions and practices.