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Improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people

by Beauchamp, Toni | UnitingCare. Children, Young People and Families Services | McIntyre, Servena.

Publisher: North Parramatta, N.S.W. UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families 2012Description: iii, 50 p.Other title: Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs : improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people .Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Submits to the NSW Ministerial Taskforce on Aboriginal Affairs information and recommendations on improving educational outcomes for Aboriginal people. The submission draws attention to the high rates of suspension of Aboriginal students and suggests alternative ways of managing challenging behaviour in schools. It also emphasises the importance of increasing participation of Aboriginal children in early childhood education and care and outlines strategies needed to achieve this.Availability: (1)

Indigenous child care - leading the way /

by Sims, Margaret | Saggers, Sherry | Hutchins, Teresa.

Publisher: 2008Availability: No items available

Internationalisation : some implications for teaching early childhood research /

by Ebbeck, Marjory | Russo, Sharon.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Investing in children's development : the importance of early relationships. Position Paper /

by Benevolent Society.

Publisher: Paddington, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Recent research into brain development in young children has highlighted the importance of secure and supportive relationships for children's healthy development. Children that have secure relationships with their parents1 are more able to regulate their own emotions, learn through exploration and cope with difficulties when they arise. This gives them the resilience and skills needed for success at school and in later life. This paper outlines why it is so important for families, workers and communities to support children's early development through warm, nurturing care, particularly for children living in families and communities that are under stress because of poverty, violence and discrimination. This paper looks at some of The Benevolent Society's programs that help parents, early childhood workers and communities strengthen their relationships with children. All of these programs have helped overcome disadvantage and set vulnerable children on a path to success. Policy and practice directions that are needed to support children's growth and resilience are also discussed.Availability: (1)

Investing in our future : an evaluation of the national rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) : final report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, August 2011 /

by Liddell, Max | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Barnett, Tony | Roost, Fatoumata Diallo | McEachran, Juliet.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: [Fitzroy, Vic.] HIPPY Australia and Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: xii, 130 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2011 "A summary report from the national evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)"; August 2011Summary: A national evaluation of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY), a combined home and centre-based early childhood enrichment program that supports parents in their role as their child's first teacher has found significant benefits for parents and children. The effectiveness of HIPPY was evaluated by means of a two-year, longitudinal, quasi-experimental research design that involved a comparison group drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children using propensity score matching.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Investing in the early years : a national early childhood development strategy : an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments /

by Council of Australian Governments.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Council of Australian Governments 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 37-41Summary: A collaborative effort between the Commonwealth and the state and territory governments to ensure that by 2020 all children have the best start in life. The strategy is based on clear evidence from Australia and overseas that the early years of a child's life have a profound impact on their future health, development, learning and wellbeing. There are also signs that social changes over recent decades have impacted on family functioning and that some early childhood development and family support services struggle to meet diverse family needs. In particular, more and more families rely on early childhood services to support their workforce participation and the choices they make about how they balance work and family responsibilities. There is good evidence that many programs aimed at alleviating disadvantage during the early years of life are both effective for improving child outcomes and often yield higher returns on investment than remedial interventions later in life.Availability: (1)

Keeping the hubs humming : tuning into neighbourhoods /

by Stubbings, Jo-Ann (ed) | Hubs Strategy Group for Hume Communities for Children nitiative.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2009Description: iv, 24 p. PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The purpose of this report is to document the learnings from the Hubs strategy in the Broadmeadows Communities for Children site to guide future development. It aims to be of value to others wishing to develop Hubs and to provide a feedback loop to policy makers on the practicalities of 'setting the Hubs humming'. It draws on the 2007 Setting the Hubs Humming: Working together for children and their families report as well as local evaluation reports and data collected as part of the strategy. It is anticipated that this document will be used as a resource to further build the profile of community Hubs in schools and inform a range of audiences.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (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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Lifelong learning and human capital /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007Description: PDF.Notes: SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: This brief looks at the concept of human capital and its increasing importance to economic growth. It looks at how governments and societies can work to develop human capital through the educational years and adulthood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Like any child [videorecording] /

by Cradle Mountain Film Productions.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Department of Employment, Education and Training 1994Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.).Notes: Produced for Health & Community Services and auspiced by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.Summary: "A day in the professional life of two early childhood educators as they include a child with a disability in their centre. We follow their daily routine, and see how they create a positive environment to encourage interaction between the children. We see how thoughtful planning enables all children to participate in the program. The video is part of a professional development resource package and accompanies the curriculum guidelines for the inclusion of children with additional needs in early childhood programs."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Linking Schools and Early Years Project Evaluation : Data collection Round 2 /

by Eastman, Christine | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Newton, B.J | Rajkovic, Marianne | Valentine, Kylie.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre 2011Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report for The Centre for Community Child Health. January 2011 Bibliography : p. 65Summary: This is the second of two evaluation reports on the Linking Schools and Early Years Project (LSEY), which is being led by the Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital. The aim of LSEY is to ensure that all children enter the formal education system ready to engage and be successful in school. The project also aims to ensure that schools are prepared for children of all abilities and backgrounds when they first attend, and that families, services and communities are ready to support the development of children. The methodology for the first evaluation was the use of questionnaires completed by parents, schools, early childhood education and care services, and child and family services. For this report, qualitative data was collected to enhance the process component of the evaluation.Availability: (1)

Linking Schools and Early Years Project evaluation : evaluation framework (2010-13) /

by Valentine, Kylie | University of New South Wales. Social Policy Research Centre | Katz, Ilan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre 2010Description: PDF.Other title: University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Prepared for the Centre for Community Child Health Bibliography : p. 23Summary: The aim of the Linking Schools and Early Years Project (LSEY) is to ensure that all children enter the formal education system ready to engage with the many opportunities offered by their new learning environment. The project also aims to ensure that schools are prepared for children of all abilities and backgrounds when they first attend, and that families, services and communities are ready to support the development of children.Availability: (1)

Linking schools and early years services : final report /

by Centre for Community Child Health Royal Children's Hospital, elbourne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Community Child Health Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2006 Prepared for The R.E. Ross TrustSummary: There is clear evidence that addressing the low literacy levels of many children from disadvantaged backgrounds requires identifying and removing barriers these children face when starting school. Doing this will require new ways of working and greater partnerships and collaboration between schools and early years services. ; Australia's changing social landscape has led to an increased number of families with complex needs. While the logic of integrated service delivery designed to meet these complex needs is recognised, progress is hindered by government departments working in 'silos'.Availability: (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).

Low income and early cognitive development in the U.K. /

by Waldfogel, Jane | The Sutton Trust | Washbrook, Elizabeth.

Publisher: London, U.K. The Sutton Trust 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 1 February 2010 Bibliography : p. 39-40Summary: It is well known that parental income in childhood is a stronger predictor of an individual's later life outcomes in the UK than in most other developed countries. It is likely that this strong association between parental income and child outcomes results from the accumulation of disadvantage (or advantage) over the course of an individual's lifetime: from endowments inherited at birth to experiences in the family through schooling and educational achievement in childhood and the teenage years, on to employment and financial success in the labour market in adulthood. This study makes use of detailed data from the Millennium Cohort Survey (MCS) on a nationally representative sample of 12,644 British children who have been followed since birth and are 5 years old in 2006 and 2007. We explore the relationship between low income (defined as the poorest 20 percent by family income), a child's scores on three cognitive tests at age 5, and a wide range of factors that are potentially consequential for children's development.Availability: (1)

Making a difference for children : the journey in assuring quality child care /

by National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC).

Publisher: Surry Hills, N.S.W. National Childcare Accreditation Council (NCAC) 2009Description: x, 126 p. : ill.Notes: 2 copies Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: 'Making a Difference for Children: The Australian journey in assuring quality child care' chronicles the development of quality child care including the implementation of the current Child Care Quality Assurance systems and conveys the unique circumstances of Australia being the only country with child care accreditation supported by Government and linked to Government funding.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).

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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