‘I’m ready, are you?’ A psychosocial exploration of what school readiness means to the parents of children eligible for pupil premium.

Soares, Rachel (2017) ‘I’m ready, are you?’ A psychosocial exploration of what school readiness means to the parents of children eligible for pupil premium. Professional Doctorate thesis, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust / University of Essex. Full text available

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his exploratory, psychosocial study looks at what it means to be ‘school ready’ to the parents of children eligible for Pupil Premium funding, in a mainstream inner London primary school. Existing research exploring the topic of school readiness and transition to primary school remains predominantly in international territories. Furthermore, there is paucity of rich, qualitative accounts of parental views and experiences, despite the vital role parents play in supporting their child's education. A psychoanalytically informed approach, Free Association Narrative Interviewing (FANI), was used to interview three participants twice. The interview data was analysed using Thematic Analysis. The five themes identified are discussed in relation to existing research and psychological theory. The implications for the Educational Psychology profession, as well as for schools and other professionals, have been explored. Limitations of the current study, and thoughts about future research are considered.

Item Type: Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Additional Information: Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the Professional Doctorate in Child, Community and Educational Psychology awarded by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in association with the University of Essex
Uncontrolled Keywords: M4, Professional Doctorate in Child, Community and Educational Psychology, Edpsych Update
Subjects: Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Learning & Education > Educational Psychology
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Research
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 10:29
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 10:29
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1673

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