‘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 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

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

Event-related Potential Measures of Executive Functioning from Preschool to Adolescence – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

ABSTRACT Executive functions are a collection of cognitive abilities necessary for behavioural control and regulation, and are important for school success. Executive deficits are common across acquired and developmental disorders in childhood and beyond. This review aims to summarize how studies using event-related potential (ERP) can provide insight into mechanisms underpinning how executive functions develop … [Read More] Event-related Potential Measures of Executive Functioning from Preschool to Adolescence – Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

How Big is the Gap in Wellbeing between Marginalised and Non-Marginalised Young People as They Approach Adolescence? Evidence from a national survey of 9–14 year old Australians – Child Indicators Research

ABSTRACT While research shows that wellbeing among disadvantaged or marginalised young people is often low, few analyses compare wellbeing across different groups of young people recognised by policy as marginalised, and the non-marginalised. This paper examines the extent to which wellbeing varies across five marginalised groups (young people with disability, young carers, materially disadvantaged young … [Read More] How Big is the Gap in Wellbeing between Marginalised and Non-Marginalised Young People as They Approach Adolescence? Evidence from a national survey of 9–14 year old Australians – Child Indicators Research

Connection, Special Objects and Congruence: The perspectives of young children from disadvantaged communities on participation in early childhood education setting – Early Child Development and Care

ABSTRACT This study contributes to child voice research that seeks to understand the early childhood education and care (ECEC) experiences of young children. Forty-seven children from seven disadvantaged communities in NSW Australia, including urban, rural and remote areas, participated in a face-to-face interview guided by Ecocultural theory. The children were asked to describe their experiences … [Read More] Connection, Special Objects and Congruence: The perspectives of young children from disadvantaged communities on participation in early childhood education setting – Early Child Development and Care

School Outcomes for Homeless Children: Differences among sheltered, doubled-up, and poor, housed children – Journal of Children and Poverty

ABSTRACT Some definitions of child homelessness include the category of children who are doubled-up with others due to loss of housing or economic hardship, while others do not. Are doubled-up children more like children in shelters or children who are poor but housed? A quasi-experimental comparison group design was used to test empirically for differences … [Read More] School Outcomes for Homeless Children: Differences among sheltered, doubled-up, and poor, housed children – Journal of Children and Poverty

Government Must Act to Reduce Poverty in Australia – ARACY

Australia’s failure to address the causes of poverty, highlighted in the Australian Council of Social Service’s recent report, leaves more than 731,000 children in poverty, exposing them to risk and damaging their life chances. The longer children and youth live in entrenched poverty, the greater the subsequent developmental impact will be. The Australian Research Alliance … [Read More] Government Must Act to Reduce Poverty in Australia – ARACY

Parenting Predictors of Delay Inhibition in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Preschoolers – Infant and Child Development

ABSTRACT This study examined longitudinal associations between specific parenting factors and delay inhibition in socioeconomically disadvantaged preschoolers. At Time 1, parents and 2- to 4-year-old children (mean age =3.21 years; N=247) participated in a videotaped parent-child free play session, and children completed delay inhibition tasks (gift delay-wrap, gift delay-bow, and snack delay tasks). Three months … [Read More] Parenting Predictors of Delay Inhibition in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Preschoolers – Infant and Child Development

Barriers to Parent-Child Book Reading in Early Childhood – International Journal of Early Childhood

ABSTRACT Book reading is one of the most important investments that parents make in their children’s literacy development. This study investigated risk factors associated with the absence of book reading at ages 2, 4 and 6 years. A holistic view of the multiple ecologies of child development guided the study across a sample of approximately 4000 … [Read More] Barriers to Parent-Child Book Reading in Early Childhood – International Journal of Early Childhood

Determinants of Developmental Progress in Pre-schoolers Referred for Neuro-developmental Diagnosis – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

ABSTRACT Aim: To determine factors associated with change in developmental progress in pre-schoolers referred to a developmental clinic. Methods: Of 360 pre-schoolers referred to a Child Assessment clinic for neuro-developmental diagnosis before 3.6 years, 190 (53%) were reassessed prior to school entry and recruited to this study. They were assessed with the Bayley Scales of Infant and … [Read More] Determinants of Developmental Progress in Pre-schoolers Referred for Neuro-developmental Diagnosis – Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health

Early Childhood Development: Impact of national human development, family poverty, parenting practices and access to early childhood education – Child: Care, Health And Development

ABSTRACT Background: This study was to describe and quantify the relationships among family poverty, parents’ caregiving practices, access to education and the development of children living in low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC). Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of data collected in UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). Early childhood development was assessed in four domains: language-cognitive, … [Read More] Early Childhood Development: Impact of national human development, family poverty, parenting practices and access to early childhood education – Child: Care, Health And Development

New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

Longitudinal and Life Course Studies Vol 7, No 3 (2016): Special issue – Moving home and children’s wellbeing Table of Contents Guest Editorial : Residential mobility and wellbeing: exploring children’s living situations and their implications for housing policy / Mary Clare Lennon, William A.V. Clark and Heather Joshi pp. 197-200 Special Section – Moving home and children’s wellbeing Measuring … [Read More] New issue: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies

‘Mental Capital’, Neuroscience and Early Intervention – Discovery Society

Extract form an article by Hilary Rose and Steven Rose In 2008, on the very cusp of the banking crash, the Labour government published a Foresight Report entitled Mental Capital and wellbeing: making the most of ourselves in the 21st century. The Report’s headline assertion is unequivocal: ‘Countries must learn how to capitalise on their citizens’ … [Read More] ‘Mental Capital’, Neuroscience and Early Intervention – Discovery Society

CRC25: Australian Child Rights Progress Report – UNICEF Australia

This report has been prepared by the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, Australia’s peak child rights network, made up of more than 100 organisations advocating for the protection, promotion and fulfilment of the rights of children in Australia. The Taskforce is co-convened by UNICEF Australia and the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre (NCYLC) The work of the Taskforce is … [Read More] CRC25: Australian Child Rights Progress Report – UNICEF Australia

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