TAFE Child Care Graduates Begin a University teaching Degree

Year: 2000

Author: DICKSON, J

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper presents a study which investigated, described and analysed the variables that impacted on the the first year experience of a group of TAFE Child Care graduates who enrolled in a Bachelor of Education ( Early Childhood). The group of students studied in this research represent but a small proportion of the rapidly growing cross sectoral movement of students between TAFE and other private providers and Australian universities. A number of academic and personal themes which appeared central to the first year transition of TAFE graduates were identified.By focussing on the student experience the research demonstrates that there are issues confronting transfer students which had not been previously researched and published.