Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Rowe and Kahn’s model of Successful Aging 2.0 argues that changing environmental settings, societal policies, and individual life styles will lead to a significant extension of healthy life years. Recent epidemiological research, however, confirms the dilemma that the ongoing extension of life expectancy prolongs not only the years in good health but also those … [Read More] Toward a More Comprehensive Concept of Successful Aging: Disability and Care Needs – Journals of Gerontology

‘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

The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS – Hearing Services Terms of Reference As part of the committee’s inquiry into the implementation, performance and governance of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the committee will examine the issue of how hearing services are transitioned to, and delivered through, the NDIS. The terms of reference for the … [Read More] The provision of hearing services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – Parliament of Australia

Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights Communities throughout the United States and in other countries are organizing themselves to learn about and develop strategies to prevent and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and facilitate statewide learning and dialogue on these topics. To help these communities measure their collective community capacity and progress towards addressing ACEs and increasing resilience, a survey … [Read More] Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience – Children and Youth Services Review

NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

Brotherhood Library staff will monitor press and add to this post throughout the week  Monday 20th February (including weekend) Echonet Daily – NDIS – Are you eligible? The Guardian – The NDIS is now a political gaming chip. I’m surprised it took so long Cate Blanchett Voices ‘Game Changing’ NDIS Avatar No Pathway to Release BroCAP is … [Read More] NDIS in the News – Week beginning 20th February 2017

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

VALE: Tony Vinson, Leading Social Justice Campaigner and Reformer 1935-2017 – Sydney Morning Herald

Tony Vinson, Australia’s pre-eminent social justice campaigner, has died at 81.  Extract In a six-decade-long career, his advocacy of social reforms in corrections, education, and government services and pivotal role in establishing social research and behavioural science in various universities impacted on generations of Australians. Part of his working life coincided with a period when … [Read More] VALE: Tony Vinson, Leading Social Justice Campaigner and Reformer 1935-2017 – Sydney Morning Herald

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

Early Life Adversity during the Infant Sensitive Period for Attachment: Programming of Behavioral Neurobiology of Threat Processing and Social Behavior – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

ABSTRACT Animals, including humans, require a highly coordinated and flexible system of social behavior and threat evaluation. However, trauma can disrupt this system, with the amygdala implicated as a mediator of these impairments in behavior. Recent evidence has further highlighted the context of infant trauma as a critical variable in determining its immediate and enduring … [Read More] Early Life Adversity during the Infant Sensitive Period for Attachment: Programming of Behavioral Neurobiology of Threat Processing and Social Behavior – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Electricity pricing is confusing – and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us – The Guardian

Extract from an article by Greg Jericho One of the more frustrating aspects of energy policy is that it begins and ends with electricity prices and the over-arching issue of climate change is a side issue he government has clearly decided that electricity prices is its key message for the next three years – and … [Read More] Electricity pricing is confusing – and that’s why they’re using it to mislead us – The Guardian

Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

Extract form an article by Andrew Donne Pitting welfare and families against the National Disability Insurance Scheme is just creating a humiliating hierarchy of need, writes Endeavour Foundation chief executive Andrew Donne So here we are again, with politicians bouncing the issue of better support for people with a disability around the floor of Parliament House … [Read More] Politicians Score an Own-Goal with the NDIS – Pro Bono Australia

The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

Report Description This report investigates how services supporting those experiencing homelessness are funded, and how different forms and levels of funding, together with diverse funding sources, impact on the delivery of homelessness assistance. This study is based on nine case studies focused on different service models, organisational forms and potential new ways of funding services … [Read More] The funding and delivery of programs to reduce homelessness: the case study evidence – AHURI

“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

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