International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

IJSTR@Facebook IJSTR@Twitter IJSTR@Linkedin
Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us

IJSTR >> Volume 4 - Issue 6, June 2015 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

The Impact Of Transition From Primary And Secondary Education To Higher Education

[Full Text]



Lavdim Kazazi, Majid Hilal Al-Rashdi, Rashid Al-Azri



Index Terms: Educational Gap, Educational Outcomes and Transition Experience, Knowledge Acquisition, Smooth Transition within the System



Abstract: Transition from one stage of education into another is among the most important and influential processes in the life of every pupil. Therefore, proper attention and care must be dedicated to such issue by all the relevant stakeholders, making sure pupils get the best knowledge that is consistent throughout all the different phases of education. As such, this paper will look into the impact this transition creates in pupils, by reviewing what different literature found on such issue say, analyzing it from the students’ point of view, and finally, offering relevant recommendation based on the findings from the students’ questionnaires. Of course this issue is quite complex in its nature, which in turn would mean that there is still the need for further and deeper studies to be made, in order to make sure that the transition from primary to secondary and then tertiary education, may be as smooth as possible for all the pupils. Making sure to do so, means that the students will feel equipped with the right tools of knowledge during all the phases of their education.



[1] Astin, A. W. (1984). “Student involvement: A Developmental Theory for Higher Education”. Journal of College Student Personnel. Vol. 25 (4). Pp. 297–308

[2] Brown. H. D. (2000). “Principles of Language Learning and Teaching”. (4th ed.). New York: Addison, Wesley. Longman

[3] Chia, C. S. C., and Ellis, M. (2003). “PRC Students’ Experience with Independent Learning At the National Institute of Education, Singapore.” Proceedings of the Independent Learning Conference 2003. Retrieved from: http://independentlearning.org/ILA/ila03/ila03_chia_and_ellis.pdf

[4] Dekhinet, R. (2008). “Online Enhanced Corrective Feedback For ESL Learners in Higher Education”. Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(5), 409-425

[5] Evangelou M., et al. (2008). “What Makes a Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School?” Supporting Parents in Promoting Early Learning: the Evaluation of the Early Learning Partnership Project”. Institute of Education, University of London, England

[6] Galton, M. & Willcocks, J. (Eds) (1983). “Moving From the Primary School” London, Routledge & Kegan Paul.

[7] Galton, M., Gray, J., and Ruddock, J. (1999). “The Impact of School Transitions and Transfers on Pupil Progress and Attainment”. Norwich: DfEE publications

[8] Galton, M., Gray, J., and Ruddock, J. (2000). “Transfer and Transitions in the Middle years of schooling (7-14): Continuities and Discontinuities in Learning”. Norwich: DfES Publications

[9] Galton, M. (2002). “Continuity and Progression in Science Teaching at Key Stages 2 and 3”, Cambridge Journal of Education, Vol. 32 (2). Pp. 250 - 265

[10] Galton, M., Gray, J.M., & Ruddock, J. (2003). “Transfer and Transitions in the Middle Years of Schooling (7-14)”. Continuities and discontinuities in learning. Cambridge: Queen’s Printer

[11] Kim, H. K. (2008). “Beyond Motivation: ESL/EFL Teachers’ Perceptions Of The Role Of Computers”. CALICO Journal, Vol. 25(2), Pp. 241-259

[12] Lee, L. (2005). “Using Web-Based Instruction to Promote Active Learning: Learners’ Perspectives”. CALICO Journal, Vol. 23(1), pp. 139-156

[13] McGee, C., Ward, R., Gibbons, J., & Harlow, A. (2003). “Transition to Secondary School: A Literature Review”. Ministry of Education, New Zealand Queen’s Printer

[14] McGee,C., Ward, R., Gibbons, J and Harlow, A. (2004). “Transition to Secondary School: A Literature Review.” Hamilton: The University of Waikato

[15] Measor, L. and Woods, P. (1984). “Changing Schools”. Milton Keynes: Open University Press

[16] Meckezie E et al. (2012). “Perceptions of Primary To Secondary School Transitions: Challenge or Threat?” Issues In Educational Research, 2012, Vol 22(2), 298-314

[17] Michaelowa K. (2006). “The Impact of Primary and Secondary Education on Higher Education Quality”. University of Zurich. Switzerland

[18] Pratt, S. & George, R. (2005). “Transferring Friendships: Girls' And Boys' Friendships In The Transition From Primary To Secondary School”. Children & Society, Vol. 19(1), Pp. 16-26

[19] Psaltis E. (2004). “School Transfer From Primary To Secondary Education: A Survey Into The Feelings Of Children Transferring From Primary To Secondary Education And The Perceptions Of Parents And Teachers”. PhD thesis, Middlesex University, England

[20] Zeedyk, M., Gallacher, J., Henderson, M., Hope, G., Husband, B. & Lindsay, K. (2003). “Negotiating the Transition from Primary to Secondary School: Perceptions of Pupils, Parents and Teachers”. School Psychology International, Vol. 24(1), Pp. 67-79