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

Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Article by George Myconos*, Joseph Thomas, Kimberley Wilson, Kitty Te Riele, Luke Swain* pp: 345-354 ABSTRACT In Australia, a significant minority of young people do not complete upper secondary education. Whether procedural or enacted through the agency of students, the failure of the education system to accommodate young people through to completion can be regarded … [Read More] Educational Re-engagement as Social Inclusion: The role of flexible learning options in alternative provision in Australia – Forum

Giving up When Facing Injustice? Economic deprivation and school disengagement – Young People, Well-being and the Politics of Education Conference

ABSTRACT Although the enduring social inequality in educational attainment is well-established, research remains inconclusive regarding the impact of economic disadvantage on students’ behavioural, emotional, and cognitive disengagement from school. Research into the role of schools’ socioeconomic composition in behavioural disengagement is inconclusive too, while school-level determinants of emotional and cognitive disengagement are scantly investigated. A … [Read More] Giving up When Facing Injustice? Economic deprivation and school disengagement – Young People, Well-being and the Politics of Education Conference

Floating Downstream? Parental support and future expectations of young people from less privileged backgrounds – Sociology

ABSTRACT Here we present an analysis of young people’s orientations to the future in the context of intergenerational relations. We draw on qualitative interviews to examine how young people from less privileged backgrounds use their family as an anchor when mapping the landscape of possible futures. Further, we use extensive quantitative material from structured surveys … [Read More] Floating Downstream? Parental support and future expectations of young people from less privileged backgrounds – Sociology

Healthy Aging in the Context of Educational Disadvantage: The Role of “Ordinary Magic” – Journal of Aging and Health

ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of this study is to examine the correlates of healthy aging in the context of educational disadvantage and the extent to which identified correlates are shared with the wider, more educationally advantaged population. Method: Data are from the 2012 Health and Retirement Study. The analytic sample included 17,484 self-respondents ?50 years … [Read More] Healthy Aging in the Context of Educational Disadvantage: The Role of “Ordinary Magic” – Journal of Aging and Health

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