Off to a good start? Primary school experiences and the transition to second-level education

October 19, 2017
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The transition to second-level education has been identified as a major landmark in young people’s lives: moving to a new school involves exposure to new teachers and ways of learning, as well as a new peer group. This report draws on Growing Up in Ireland data to explore the factors shaping their experiences of the transition period. 

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ESRI and Department of Children and Youth Affairs

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October 19, 2017