It’s Special and It’s Specific: Understanding the Early Childhood Education Experiences and Expectations of Young Indigenous Australian Children and Their Parents – Australian Educational Researcher

ABTSRACT Whilst early childhood education is regarded as important for young Indigenous Australians and it has been a feature of policy since the 1960s, it does not receive the same attention as compulsory schooling for Indigenous Australian students. A serious lack of large-scale research contributes to the devaluing of early childhood education for young Indigenous … [Read More] It’s Special and It’s Specific: Understanding the Early Childhood Education Experiences and Expectations of Young Indigenous Australian Children and Their Parents – Australian Educational Researcher

Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

ABSTRACT This paper examines a recent example of a transition-to-preschool program in regional Australia. The program is significant in linking Aboriginal child health and early childhood learning services. The discussion is drawn from a mixed method evaluation undertaken at the end of the program’s first two years of funding. Evaluation findings suggest that many barriers … [Read More] Strengthening Aboriginal Child Development in Central Australia Through a Universal Preschool Readiness Program – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood

Capacity Building for Parental Engagement in Reading: A Distributed Leadership Approach Between Schools and Indigenous Communities

ABSTRACT This chapter contributes to the intensified focus by government, schools, and communities on building capacity for parental engagement in children’s schooling. More specifically it discusses new ways that schools and Indigenous families and communities might be supported to build sustainable partnerships for such an enterprise: specifically in teaching and supporting children to read Standard … [Read More] Capacity Building for Parental Engagement in Reading: A Distributed Leadership Approach Between Schools and Indigenous Communities

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