Giving Young Students a Bigger Slice of the Pie (Chart) – NIEER

Extract from an article by Shannon Riley-Ayers, Ph.D., Sharon Ryan, Ed.D., Alexandra Figueras-Daniel, Ph.D. and Vincent J. Costanza, Ed.D. Ever ask a child what they did in school? Often the reply is “Nothing” or “I don’t remember.” Or, maybe, “Stuff.”  You just can’t rely on young students to explain what they learned, how they learned … [Read More] Giving Young Students a Bigger Slice of the Pie (Chart) – NIEER

Do Actions Speak Louder than Words? Examining children’s ability to follow instructions – Memory & Cognition

ABSTRACT The ability to encode, retain, and implement instructions within working memory is central to many behaviours, including classroom activities which underpin learning. The three experiments presented here explored how action—planned, enacted, and observed—impacted 6- to 10-year-old’s ability to follow instructions. Experiment 1 (N = 81) found enacted recall was superior to verbal recall, but … [Read More] Do Actions Speak Louder than Words? Examining children’s ability to follow instructions – Memory & Cognition

Children Understand Far More about Other Minds than Long Believed- The Conversation

Extract from an article by Henrike Moll, Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Southern California. Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, who is credited with founding the scientific study of children’s thinking, was convinced that preschool children … [Read More] Children Understand Far More about Other Minds than Long Believed- The Conversation

Early Childhood, Vocational Education and the Danger of History Repeating – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Sarah Pilcher & Stacey Fox Market forces proved disastrous for the VET sector, but there is time to ensure similar changes to early childhood education and care sector do not cause a similar crisis. Researchers from the Mitchell Institute explore the lessons for the Commonwealth’s childcare plan. There have been some … [Read More] Early Childhood, Vocational Education and the Danger of History Repeating – The Mandarin

Vocational Education Participation and Attainment Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Trends 2002-2015 and Employment Outcomes – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

ABSTRACT This report examines trends in participation in vocational education and training, and attainment of vocational qualifications, among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during 2002–15. The report also investigates whether Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a higher-level vocational qualification are more likely to subsequently gain employment than those with a lower-level vocational … [Read More] Vocational Education Participation and Attainment Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Trends 2002-2015 and Employment Outcomes – Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

[Audio] The Schools Squeeze: How the apartment boom is overcrowding classrooms – Radio National

Listen as David Lewis investigates an explosion in the number of high-rise apartments across our capital cities is dramatically driving up student enrolments, resulting in “jam-packed” public schools.  A transcript of this program will be made available by the Tuesday [21 March 2017] following the broadcast. SOURCE: Lewis, David. “The Schools Squeeze: How the apartment … [Read More] [Audio] The Schools Squeeze: How the apartment boom is overcrowding classrooms – Radio National

Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill – Parliamentary Library

Extract from an article by James Griffiths and Carol Ey, Social Policy Section, and, Paula Pyburne, Law and Bills Digest Section Purpose of the Bill:The purpose of the Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2017 (the Bill) is to amend the Ombudsman Act 1976 to establish the office of the VET Student Loans Ombudsman. In … [Read More] Education and Other Legislation Amendment Bill – Parliamentary Library

Self-regulation as a correlate of weight status in preschool children – Early Child Development and Care

ABSTRACT The primary aim of this study was to examine associations between executive functioning (EF) and child weight status (categorized from body mass index [BMI] percentiles) in a sample of preschool children. Participants included 80 preschool children (mean age?=?4.17 years, female?=?52%). Hierarchical regression analyses as well as analysis of covariance were used to test hypotheses. … [Read More] Self-regulation as a correlate of weight status in preschool children – Early Child Development and Care

Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Background: Growing up in poverty undermines healthy development, producing disparities in the cognitive and social-emotional skills that support early learning and mental health. Preschool and home-visiting interventions for low-income children have the potential to build early cognitive and social-emotional skills, reducing the disparities in school readiness that perpetuate the cycle of poverty. However, longitudinal … [Read More] Enriching Preschool Classrooms and Home Visits with Evidence-based Programming: Sustained benefits for low-income children – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

ABSTRACT Background: Uncertainty remains concerning how children’s reading and academic self-concept are related and how these are differentially affected by social disadvantage and home learning environments. Aims: To contrast the impacts of early socio-economic risks and preschool home learning environments upon British children’s reading abilities and academic self-concept between 7 and 10 years. Sample:n = 3,172 British children aged 3–10 years … [Read More] Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

Pierre Bourdieu: Theorizing the digital – Information, Communication & Society

ABSTRACT Pierre Bourdieu is known for his research in the areas of education and cultural stratification that led to a number of theoretical contributions informing the social sciences. Bourdieu’s interrelated concepts of field, capital, and habitus have become central in many approaches to inequality and stratification across the social sciences. In addition, we argue that … [Read More] Pierre Bourdieu: Theorizing the digital – Information, Communication & Society

Cognitive Mediators of Reading Comprehension in Early Development – Contemporary School Psychology

ABSTRACT Although the empirical relationship between general intelligence and academic achievement is well established, that between specific cognitive abilities and achievement is less so. This study investigated the relationships between specific Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) cognitive abilities and reading comprehension across a large sample of children (N = 835) at different periods of reading development (grades 1–5). Results suggest … [Read More] Cognitive Mediators of Reading Comprehension in Early Development – Contemporary School Psychology

Interactions between Callous Unemotional Behaviors and Executive Function in Early Childhood Predict later Aggression and Lower Peer-liking in Late-childhood – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

ABSTRACT Callous unemotional (CU) behaviors are linked to aggression, behavior problems, and difficulties in peer relationships in children and adolescents. However, few studies have examined whether early childhood CU behaviors predict aggression or peer-rejection during late-childhood or potential moderation of this relationship by executive function. The current study examined whether the interaction of CU behaviors … [Read More] Interactions between Callous Unemotional Behaviors and Executive Function in Early Childhood Predict later Aggression and Lower Peer-liking in Late-childhood – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

Educational Disadvantage is a Huge Problem in Australia: We can’t just carry on the same – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Laura Perry, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Research, Murdoch University The latest reports from two major international assessments of student learning –PISA and TIMSS – show that educational disadvantage is a substantial problem in Australia. Educational disadvantage is a reality faced by many Indigenous students, students who reside outside metropolitan areas, and/or … [Read More] Educational Disadvantage is a Huge Problem in Australia: We can’t just carry on the same – The Conversation

Consequences of Childhood Reading Difficulties and Behaviour Problems for Educational Achievement and Employment in Early Adulthood – British Journal of Educational Psychology.

ABSTRACT Background: Reading difficulties (RDs) and behaviour problems (BPs) are two common childhood problems that have a high degree of stability and often negatively affect well-being in both the short and longer terms. Aims: The study aimed to shed light on the unique and joint consequences of these two childhood problems for educational and occupational outcomes in … [Read More] Consequences of Childhood Reading Difficulties and Behaviour Problems for Educational Achievement and Employment in Early Adulthood – British Journal of Educational Psychology.

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