Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

ABSTRACT Background: Uncertainty remains concerning how children’s reading and academic self-concept are related and how these are differentially affected by social disadvantage and home learning environments. Aims: To contrast the impacts of early socio-economic risks and preschool home learning environments upon British children’s reading abilities and academic self-concept between 7 and 10 years. Sample:n = 3,172 British children aged 3–10 years … [Read More] Unpacking Socio-economic Risks for Reading and Academic Self-concept in Primary School: Differential effects and the role of the preschool home learning environment – British Journal of Educational Psychology

Trajectories of Parental Involvement in Home Learning Activities Across the Early Years: Associations with socio-demographic characteristics and children’s learning outcomes – Early Child Development and Care (AU)

ABSTRACT This study examined the socio-demographic factors associated with trajectories of parental involvement in shared book reading and other home activities for children aged 2–6 years. The study uses data from 3836 families participating in Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Latent growth curve models were estimated to describe associations between … [Read More] Trajectories of Parental Involvement in Home Learning Activities Across the Early Years: Associations with socio-demographic characteristics and children’s learning outcomes – Early Child Development and Care (AU)

Fathers’ and mothers’ home learning environments and children’s early academic outcomes – Reading and Writing

ABSTRACT The home learning environment (HLE) that children experience early on is highly predictive of their later academic competencies; however, the bulk of this work is operationalized from mothers’ perspectives. This study investigates the HLE provided by both mothers and fathers to their preschoolers (n = 767), with consideration for how parents’ practices relate to … [Read More] Fathers’ and mothers’ home learning environments and children’s early academic outcomes – Reading and Writing

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

Assessing the Effectiveness of Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Experiences: Study protocol – BMC Public Health

ABSTRACT Background: In Australia, 61.5 % of children aged 3–4 attend Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs. Children’s experiences within these programs vary widely and impact directly on educational wellbeing and social development. Research has shown that higher quality programs enhance children’s learning and developmental outcomes, foster social participation and have long-lasting effects on … [Read More] Assessing the Effectiveness of Australian Early Childhood Education and Care Experiences: Study protocol – BMC Public Health

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