Chapter 7. Transition into High School: A Phenomenological Study

  1. Gloria Dall'Alba
  1. Krishnaveni Ganeson teacher Faculty1 and
  2. Lisa C. Ehrich senior lecturer2

Published Online: 17 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322828.ch7

Exploring Education through Phenomenology

Exploring Education through Phenomenology

How to Cite

Ganeson, K. and Ehrich, L. C. (2010) Transition into High School: A Phenomenological Study, in Exploring Education through Phenomenology (ed G. Dall'Alba), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322828.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Asquith Girls'High School in New South Wales, Australia

  2. 2

    Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196598

Online ISBN: 9781444322828



  • transition into high school - phenomenological study;
  • transition, process of moving from the known to the unknown;
  • student transition from primary school to high school - academic and practitioners' views on childhood development;
  • salient research and writing in field of transition into high school;
  • responsive and engaging curriculum and pedagogy for students - helping to function in a changing world;
  • challenges posed by transition into high school;
  • students entering high schools, introduced to complex organisational structures;
  • transition into high school - problematic for students, social, peer, curriculum, academic, geographic and organisational challenges;
  • schools supporting transition through programs and activities;
  • students transition into high school and role of friendship, bullying, teachers's roles and homework


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transition into High School

  • Challenges Posed by Transition into High School

  • Methodology

  • Findings

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References