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

Higher Child Support Doesn’t Lead to Welfare Dependency for Single Mums – The Conversation

Extract of an article by by Hayley Fisher, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Sydney. Child support reduces poverty among single mothers in Australia and does not discourage employment or reduce the number of hours worked. My analysis of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey studies how the amount of child … [Read More] Higher Child Support Doesn’t Lead to Welfare Dependency for Single Mums – The Conversation

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

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 – ParlInfo

Extract from a Bills Digest by Don Arthur, Anna Dunkley, Michael Klapdor and Matthew Thomas Social Policy Section The Bills Digest at a glance The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 (the Bill) passed the House of Representatives on 1 March 2017. The Bill contains 18 schedules across the Social Services, Education … [Read More] Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 – ParlInfo

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

The Policymaker’s Dilemma: The Risks and Benefits of a ‘Black Box’ Approach to Commissioning Active Labour Market Programmes – Social Policy & Administration

Article by Mark Considine, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Phuc Nguyen ABSTRACT In September 2009, the British Government launched a new employment assistance model called Flexible New Deal. It was soon replaced by Work Programme in 2011. Both prioritized what is often called a ‘black box’ approach to public employment assistance, whereby the government purchaser focuses predominantly on outcomes … [Read More] The Policymaker’s Dilemma: The Risks and Benefits of a ‘Black Box’ Approach to Commissioning Active Labour Market Programmes – Social Policy & Administration

Residential Aged Care Funding: Recent developments – FlagPost

There have been a number of developments in residential (nursing home) aged care funding since the 2016–17 Budget. This FlagPost briefly outlines key changes to the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), a tool used by aged care providers to determine the base funding they receive to care for each resident. Australian Government funding The Australian … [Read More] Residential Aged Care Funding: Recent developments – FlagPost

The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

ABSTRACT In this study we investigate the relationship between different definitions of national citizenship, sympathy for welfare recipients, and how this relation is mediated by attitudes towards immigrants. We make use of the 2008 wave of the Belgian Political Panel Survey 2006–11, in which over 4,800 18-year-old adolescents were questioned. The results demonstrate that an … [Read More] The Relation between Ethnic and Civic Views on Citizenship, Attitudes towards Immigrants and Sympathy for Welfare Recipients – Social Policy & Administration

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – FlagPost

21 March 2017 Extract of an article by Mary Anne Neilsen The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of worldwide events on 21 March every year. Proclaiming the Day on 26 October 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate … [Read More] International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – FlagPost

[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

EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

Sydney, 25–27 September 2017 The Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) is the pre-eminent multidisciplinary conference concerned with issues of social policy in Australia and beyond. It attracts over 350 participants from academia, government and the community social welfare sector internationally. The ASPC will address the most pressing challenges facing Australian policy makers, practitioners and researchers at … [Read More] EVENT: Australian Social Policy Conference – UNSW

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

Unpaid Childcare is Australia’s Largest Industry – It needs to be acknowledged – The Guardian

Putting a dollar figure on unpaid childcare – valued at more than $345bn in Australia – encourages governments and employers to factor it into their planning. Extract from an article by Fiona Smith We’re all resigned to traffic gridlock on the way to work during the week, but when we are stopped, bumper to bumper, … [Read More] Unpaid Childcare is Australia’s Largest Industry – It needs to be acknowledged – The Guardian

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

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