chapter  1
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Setting the Scene: Educational Transitions and Moving Stories


Transition involves moving from one context and set of interpersonal relationships to another. Newman and Blackburn (2002) have defi ned transition as any episode of potentially challenging change that a child might experience, such as progressing through developmental stages, bereavement, leaving care, etc. In today’s changing world, individuals make several transitions at home, in an educational context and at work.