Associations of Early Developmental Milestones with Adult Intelligence – Child Development

ABSTRACT The study investigated whether age at attainment of 20 developmental milestones within the areas of language, walking, eating, dressing, social interaction, and toilet training was associated with adult intelligence. Mothers of 821 children of the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort recorded 20 developmental milestones at a 3-year examination, and all children were administered the Wechsler Adult … [Read More] Associations of Early Developmental Milestones with Adult Intelligence – Child Development

‘Seen but Not Heard’: Practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

ABSTRACT Living in poverty disadvantages young children reducing school readiness. ‘Pedagogy of listening’ can potentially support resilience remediating against poverty’s negative effects. Little, though, is known about how early childhood education and care (ECEC) practitioners work with children in poverty and the attainment gap between such children and their peers remains significant within England and … [Read More] ‘Seen but Not Heard’: Practitioners work with poverty and the organising out of disadvantaged children’s voices and participation in the early years – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal

Social-Emotional Competence: An Essential Factor for Promoting Positive Adjustment and Reducing Risk in School Children – Child Development

ABSTRACT Social-emotional competence is a critical factor to target with universal preventive interventions that are conducted in schools because the construct (a) associates with social, behavioral, and academic outcomes that are important for healthy development; (b) predicts important life outcomes in adulthood; (c) can be improved with feasible and cost-effective interventions; and (d) plays a … [Read More] Social-Emotional Competence: An Essential Factor for Promoting Positive Adjustment and Reducing Risk in School Children – Child Development

EVENT – VET in CRISIS – The first in a series of seminars on problems with Vocational Education – John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

Melbourne,  2nd March 2017 John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne present:  Professor Leesa Wheelahan – leading a discussion on VET IN CRISIS Professor Leesa Wheelahan is the William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Leesa has published … [Read More] EVENT – VET in CRISIS – The first in a series of seminars on problems with Vocational Education – John Cain Foundation and Centre for Vocational and Educational Policy, University of Melbourne

The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

ABSTRACT In this article, we explore the relationship between parental literacy activities with the child, socio-economic status (SES) and reading literacy. We draw upon the Bourdieusian theory of habitus development to explore this relationship. Multilevel analyses of a survey of 43,870 pupils (with an average age of 10 years) in 10 Western European regions reveal a … [Read More] The Relationship between Parental Literacy Involvement, Socio-economic Status and Reading Literacy – Educational Review

It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

ABSTRACT Whilst early childhood education is regarded as important for young Indigenous Australians and it has been a feature of policy since the 1960s, it does not receive the same attention as compulsory schooling for Indigenous Australian students. A serious lack of large-scale research contributes to the devaluing of early childhood education for young Indigenous … [Read More] It’s Special and it’s Specific: Understanding the early childhood education experiences and expectations of young Indigenous Australian children and their parents

Enhancing Preschoolers’ Executive Functions Through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading – Educational Psychology Review

ABSTRACT Given evidence that early executive functioning sets the stage for a broad range of subsequent outcomes, researchers have sought to identify ways to foster these cognitive capacities. The current series of studies sought to design, develop, and provide evidence for the efficacy of embedding cognitive activities in a commonplace activity—shared reading of a children’s … [Read More] Enhancing Preschoolers’ Executive Functions Through Embedding Cognitive Activities in Shared Book Reading – Educational Psychology Review

Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

ABSTRACT Research Findings: Drawing from a Dutch sample of 113 Dutch children ([mean] age = 37 months, SD = 3.5) from 37 early care and education classrooms (19 child care centers and 18 preschools), this study examined whether the relation between classroom emotional and behavioral support and children’s observed social integration and positive mood in … [Read More] Teachers’ Emotional and Behavioral Support and Preschoolers’ Self-regulation: Relations with social and emotional skills during play – Early Education and Development

Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Extract KEY FINDINGS This publication presents statistics on children enrolled in and attending a preschool program across Australia in 2016. The results are compiled from data collected through the National Early Childhood Education and Care Collection. Children enrolled in and attending preschool programs are disaggregated by various classifications including state/territory, indigenous status, Remoteness Areas and … [Read More] Preschool Education Australia, 2016 – Australian Bureau of Statistics

The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

Extract from an article by Surya Kant A classroom in a suitcase equipping remote parts of the world with the tools of education. A digital library made up of over 30,000 books in 43 languages across 63 countries, tackling illiteracy head on. And a hybrid wifi router and mobile modem, ensuring those with unreliable connectivity and … [Read More] The skills you need to succeed in the digital economy, and how to get them – World Economic Forum

“Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Extract from an artilce by Diana Perche, Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Macquarie University Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull presented the ninth annual Closing the Gap report to parliament this week. In keeping with previous reports, it outlined limited progress on key indicators of Indigenous disadvantage established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. These … [Read More] “Closing the Gap” is Failing and Needs a Radical Overhaul – The Conversation

Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

This ninth Closing the Gap report showcases real successes being achieved at a local level across the country—by individuals, communities, organisations and government. However, at a national level, progress needs to accelerate. Over the long term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of … [Read More] Closing the Gap: Prime Minister’s report 2017 – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Australia)

Relations between Executive Function, Behavioral Regulation, and Achievement: Moderation by family income – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

Highlights Similar relations between EF tasks and behavioral regulation by family income EF and behavioral regulation were significantly related to academic achievement Inhibitory control and achievement were less related for Head Start versus others Few differences between EF, behavioral regulation, and achievement by family income ABSTRACT Children’s executive function (EF) and behavioral regulation skills are … [Read More] Relations between Executive Function, Behavioral Regulation, and Achievement: Moderation by family income – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology

The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Michelle Grattan Australia is falling short in its progress towards almost all its targets for overcoming Indigenous disadvantage, the 2017 Closing the Gap report released by Malcolm Turnbull shows. “Successes are being achieved, however progress overall nationally is too slow,” the report says. It presents a mixed picture. While there are … [Read More] The gap of Indigenous disadvantage is being closed too slowly: report – The Conversation

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