In Successful Student Transition, Ruth Sutton helps teachers and education professionals find a way through the transition from elementary school to secondary school. First, she asks some important questions about professional practices in North American schools. Then, drawing on research studies from around the world, and from her own work in the UK and New Zealand, Sutton offers practical suggestions for making student transition successful. In six chapters the author effectively presents the model of five bridges across the elementary and secondary divide: the managerial/bureaucratic; the social and person; the curriculum content; the pedagogical; and the learning to learn. Ruth Sutton was a secondary teacher and deputy principal of an inner-city school in Manchester, England. Most of her current work is in Scotland and Wales, and in various provinces of Canada.