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HIPPY : an exciting early childhood education program /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Description: 4 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.hippyaustralia.org.au 2 copiesAvailability: (1)
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Bridging the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' : report of the National Education and Employment Forum (NEEF). /

by Feeney, Anne | Feeney, Denis | Norton, Marion | Simons, Rob | Wyatt, David | Zappala, Gianni.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. World Education Fellowship 2002; Australia Council Queensland 2002Description: 95 p : ill. (some col.).Notes: June 2002 Includes bibliographical references Website : http://www.wef.com.auAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Transitions in the early years : debating continuity and progression for children in early education. /

by Fabian, Hilary ed | Dunlop, Aline-Wendy ed.

Publisher: London, U.K. RoutledgeFalmer 2002Description: xvi, 162p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Childhood economic resources, academic performance, and the choice to leave school at age sixteen. /

by Maani, Sholeh A | University of Melbourne. Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research | Kalb, Guyonne.

Publisher: [Parkville, Vic.] Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research 2003Description: 28 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

The early years : consultation with providers of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Martin, Jenny.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence and Centre for Community Child Health 2002Description: iv, 101 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: November 2002 This is the published version of an unpublished research report produced in November 2001. see Appendices to the early years : consultation of early childhood services in the Melbourne municipalities of Yarra, Hume and Moreland. rec no [B11429] Includes bibliographical references (p. 96-101) Phase two of the Early Years ProjectSummary: This document reports on Phase Two of the Early Years Project, undertaken by the Brotherhood of St Laurence in conjunction with the Centre for Community Child Health, which gathered information about services provided in three Melbourne municipalities for children aged up to 3 years, from disadvantaged families, and sought to identify gaps and opportunities in service provision.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Towards the development of a national agenda for early childhood : submission to the Commonwealth Task Force on Child Development, Health and Wellbeing / BSL

by Brotherhood of St Laurence | Carbone, Stephen.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. unpub. 2003; Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Early childhood is a crucial period in human development, during which the foundations for future wellbeing are established. In its mission of working for an Australia free of poverty, the Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges the importance of providing comprehensive services and supports to children and their parents during these critical early years, not just for their immediate benefits, but also to prevent the development of future difficulties. At present, early childhood services across Australia are characterised by a lack of integration and coordination (OECD 2001). Three levels of government, operating through a number of program areas (e.g. health, community services, education) are involved in policy, funding and regulation and a range of providers are responsible for services. This has led to a service system that is fragmented and hard to navigate. In addition, not everyone finds equal value in the use of existing antenatal and early childhood services. Often those who could most benefit from these services, to help moderate the effects of the stressful or disadvantaged environments in which they live, have less access, or experience a service response that is insensitive, or fails to meet their needs (Ochiltree 1999). Specific efforts are required to create antenatal and early childhood services, which better address the needs of ALL children and parents, particularly those who are more vulnerable. It is also vital that these services are better linked to each other and to other service systems. In our role as a provider of innovative early childhood services and as a research organisation with a strong focus on children and disadvantage, the Brotherhood of St Laurence welcomes the consultation paper and strongly endorses the development of a National Agenda for Early Childhood. This national framework is urgently required in order to demonstrate Australia’s commitment to our children and to provide a clear ‘road-map’ for promoting better outcomes for Australia’s children and their families. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Transitioning children from early childhood education to school : teacher beliefs and transition practices /

by Timperley, Helen | McNaughton, Stuart | Howie, Lin.

Publisher: 2003Availability: No items available

HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect. /

by Dean, Suzanne | Leung, Cynthia | Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2003Description: p. 305-322.Other title: [Reprint from] HIPPY implementation and research in Australia : progress and prospect..Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Reprints from Parents Making a Difference: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program edited by Miriam Westheimer Publication in honor [honour] of Professor Avima D. LombardAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family : evaluation of practice and theory in a multi-cultural context. /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University 2002Description: 267 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts Victoria Uruversity August 2002Summary: Enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. This thesis provides an analysis of a particular approach to enhancing learning in early childhood within the family. It involves an evaluation of practice and theory in an educationally disadvantaged and multi-cultural community. The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has a 30 year history and was introduced into Australia in 1998 by the Brotherhood of St Laurence. It is a two-year intensive program with four and five-year-old children and their families. Current understanding of the importance of learning in the early years, and intensive adult-child communication, explain why programs such as HIPPY which engage parents as teachers of the young children can be effective. Early learning experiences are at home. Later programs in school often appear to be inadequate to redress early disadvantage because they intervene too late and lack the resources to provide the necessary adult-to-child input. The research reported here was an evaluation of the second intake of 33 children (32 families) into HIPPY in Australia. A triangulation research method involved (a) participant observation of the program, (b) interviews with stakeholders, and (c) an assessment of children in the program and in a matched comparison group. Direct testing and teacher assessment of children was undertaken in the areas of general development, literacy, numeracy and school behaviour during the children's first and second years of schooling. The research findings indicated that the program was well implemented at a number of different levels and that the overseas model can be successfully implemented in multi-cultural Australian conditions. The approach to the diverse language backgrounds of families was a major area of successful adaptation from the standard model. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis indicated that the program enhanced children's school progress. The study identified lessons for future evaluation studies of the program in Australia. The research findings indicate an encouraging start for HIPPY in Australia. In broader terms, the study points to the potential importance to disadvantaged children of well implemented home-based early childhood education programs.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Early days, much promise : an evaluation of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia

by Gilley, Tim | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2003Description: vi, 22 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: November 2003 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; This paper reports the evaluation of a program designed to improve children's educational attainment and self-esteem in the early years of school, by equipping and supporting parents to undertake lessons with their four and five-year-old children at home. It describes the program's implementation in the multicultural environment of inner suburban Melbourne, the views of participating staff and parents and the outcomes for children. Learnings to inform futures programs are also identified. ; HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY)Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The impact of early schooling on subsequent literacy and numeracy performance : estimates from a policy induced 'natural' experiment. /

by Ryan, Chris.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Centre for Economic Policy Research. Australian National University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://econrsss.anu.edu.au/pdf/DP470.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Lost children : condemning children to long-term disadvantage. /

by Flood, Michael | The Australia Institute.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. The Australia Institute 2004Description: viii, 40 p.Notes: URL: 'https://www.tai.org.au/' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:16:37 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: Recognising the benefits of early childhood education and care, this discussion paper documents the strong influence of parents incomes on their access to and use of child-care. The author concludes that poorer parents are priced out of the care they need for their children and parents in disadvantaged communities are more likely to find that no child-care places are available.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Making links : a collaborative approach to planning and practice in early childhood services. /

by Stonehouse, Anne | Gonzalez-Mena, Janet.

Publisher: Castle Hill, N.S.W. Pademelon Press 2004Description: vi, 186 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Impact of staff ratios on under 2 year olds in children's services : final report. /

by Fisher, Karen | Patulny, Roger.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: ii, 19 p.Notes: May 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p.19)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Life chances : the children's view. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 2004Description: 8 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2004 Includes bibliographical references (p. 8)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Early childhood case studies /

by Rogers, Rosemary | Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC).

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care 2004Description: 49 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)
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Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation. /

by Dominick, Claire (ed.) | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: xx, 252 p. + appendices.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-259) See also: Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : appendices B, C, D, and E. [B12584] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. [B12585] November 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : appendices B, C, D, and E. /

by Dominick, Claire (ed.) | New Zealand. Department of Social Welfare.

Publisher: Wellington, N.Z. Department of Social Welfare 1997Description: vi, 159 p.Notes: See also: Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation [B12583] Final report : Family Service Centres evaluation : the HIPPY program in Family Service Centres : appendix F. [B12585] November 1997Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Education and social inclusion : submission to the Victorian Government's Review of Education and Training legislation. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2005 Summary: In this submission, the Brotherhood of St Laurence focuses on issues that relate to social inclusion and education and that have been drawn from our research and service experience. A key role of education and training is to promote social inclusion in our society. Performance of the education system and individual schools should be assessed by how well they include rather than exclude students.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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Mapping multiliteracies : children of the new millennium : report of the research project 2002-2004. /

by South Australia. Department of Education and Children's Services | University of South Australia. School of Education.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. South Australia. Department of Education and Children's Services & University of South Australia. School of Education 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.earlyyears.sa.edu.au/files/links/Mapping_Multiliteracie_1.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:23:26 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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