Working Memory Plasticity and Aging- Psychology & Aging 

ABSTRACT The present research explores how the trajectory of learning on a working memory task changes throughout the life span, and whether gains in working memory performance are exclusively a question of initial working memory capacity (WMC) or whether age exerts an independent effect. In a large, cross-sectional study of younger, middle-aged, and older adults, … [Read More] Working Memory Plasticity and Aging- Psychology & Aging 

Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

ABSTRACT Teachers’ emotions in the classroom shape their ability to nurture positive relationships with young children. There is increasing interest in understanding how teachers manage and express their emotions on the job through the use of emotional labour, or the deliberate expression or suppression of emotions to achieve organizational goals. This study investigates how preschool … [Read More] Emotions Matter: The moderating role of emotional labour on preschool teacher and children interactions – Early Child Development And Care

Attachment to Mother and Father at Transition to Middle Childhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

ABSTRACT The present study investigated concordance between representations of attachment to mother and attachment to father, and convergence between two narrative-based methods addressing these representations in middle childhood: the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task (MCAST) and the Secure Base Script Test (SBST). One hundred and twenty 6-year-old children were assessed by separate administrations of the … [Read More] Attachment to Mother and Father at Transition to Middle Childhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

How Effectively does the Full-day, Play-based Kindergarten Programme in Ontario Promote Self-regulation, Literacy, and Numeracy? – Early Child Development And Care

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effectiveness of the Full-Day Early Learning Kindergarten (FDELK) programme, which integrates play-based learning and team teaching, in promoting 32,027 kindergarteners’ self-regulation (SR), literacy, and numeracy outcomes. Outcome measures derived from teacher reports of students’ school readiness in the Early Development Instrument were analysed in separate hierarchical regression analyses that controlled … [Read More] How Effectively does the Full-day, Play-based Kindergarten Programme in Ontario Promote Self-regulation, Literacy, and Numeracy? – Early Child Development And Care

Challenging the accountability agenda: what increases an NGO’s trustworthiness? British Politics & Policy at LSE

Extract from an article by Vincent Charles Keating and Erla Thrandardottir When it comes to a non-governmental organisation’s trustworthiness, there is an unexplored assumption in the literature that the implementation of accountability measures will increase trust. Vincent Charles Keating and Erla Thrandardottir explain why this ‘accountability solution’ may not in itself increase trust, and that it … [Read More] Challenging the accountability agenda: what increases an NGO’s trustworthiness? British Politics & Policy at LSE

Children, Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals – Children & Society

ABSTRACT The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force in January 2016, taking over from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Significant human development progress has occurred in recent decades. Nevertheless, the MDGs have been criticised not least for failing to prioritise inequality and gains for the poorest people. The SDGs create a much more comprehensive … [Read More] Children, Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals – Children & Society

An Agenda for Housing Plus (UK) – LSE Housing & Communities

Extract What is Housing Plus? The Agenda for Housing Plus explores the ambitions of social landlords to house people in need of a home, at a rent they can afford, in conditions that will help them, their families and communities to flourish. Housing Plus is about the wider activities of social landlords in low-income communities beyond simply renting … [Read More] An Agenda for Housing Plus (UK) – LSE Housing & Communities

NDIS board: accountability, but with no levers to fix the problems – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Luke Bo’sher The NDIS now has a board with strong corporate credentials, albeit without lived experience of disability. But it won’t matter much since it’s still ministers calling the shots. Luke Bo’sher explores the NDIA’s governance trap. Three years after the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme a new board … [Read More] NDIS board: accountability, but with no levers to fix the problems – The Mandarin

Into the unknown: NDIS framework emerges from COAG – The Mandarin

Extract from an article by Stephen Easton The nine Australian governments have outlined a single nationwide regulatory framework that will eventually apply to all disability services provided to National Disability Insurance Scheme participants around the country. The new set of national standards, published on Friday, is designed to apply when the NDIS is fully rolled out. … [Read More] Into the unknown: NDIS framework emerges from COAG – The Mandarin

Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Ilan Wiesel and Karen R Fisher The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is expected to help more people with disability access the support services they need to live independently in the community. But the majority of NDIS participants have low incomes. So, without substantial financial assistance, they struggle to find affordable housing … [Read More] Shared ownership can help make housing affordable for people with disability – The Conversation

Warming up to climate-sensitive design – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Nicola Viselli and Erica Chan With 2016 achieving the unenviable title of “world’s hottest year on record” and 2017 already seeing a onslaught of heatwaves in Australia, what are some of the sustainable design features developers might consider to make their buildings more comfortable in this increasingly extreme environment? Ever-increasing property … [Read More] Warming up to climate-sensitive design – The Fifth Estate

Omnibus welfare bill shows the always-tricky politics of budget savings – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Peter Whiteford The Turnbull government has introduced a new omnibus savings bill to parliament. It has combined and revised several previously blocked welfare measures into a single piece of legislation to try to achieve nearly A$4 billion in net savings over the next four years. This bill builds on a range … [Read More] Omnibus welfare bill shows the always-tricky politics of budget savings – The Conversation

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