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A review of the early childhood literature /

by Centre for Community Child Health.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. AusInfo 2000Description: iv, 39 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2000 Includes bibliographical references Prepared for the Department of Family and Community Services as a background paper for the National Families Strategy.Availability: (1)
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Changes in Victorian schools and implications for lower-income families : submission to the Public Inquiry into Public Education. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1999Description: 10 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 20 May 1999Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (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).

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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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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HELP! : 37,000 babies at risk each year : why we need to invest now in Australia's most disadvantaged families. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 14 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: August 2007 Family & early years 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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HIPPY : Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters/ [videorecording]

by HIPPY Australia | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2007Description: 1 videodisc (DVD) (10 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Notes: 2 copies Summary: The Brotherhood's Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY) works across Australia with families from Indigenous, refugee, and long term disadvantaged regional & rural communities. It aims to : - Foster a love of learning in young children, promoting cognitive & social development & enhancing school readiness, - Increase parents' confidence & skills as their child's first teacher, - Increase participation in school & community life, - Develop work readiness & community leadership skills of participating parents.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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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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HIPPY Australia start-up manual. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2002Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2002 Current 1 May 2002 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).
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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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Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters : manual for operating HIPPY in Australia /

by HIPPY Australia.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. HIPPY Australia. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: pp.: ill.Notes: Adapted with permission from HIPPY International, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, IsraelAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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The first three years : an opinion on the need for and direction of early childhood interventions to improve the life chances of children in disadvantaged families. /

by Ochiltree, Gay | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1999Description: 46 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).
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The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) : Outcomes as assessed by `Who Am I?'

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: 2001Description: 12 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 12) Conference: Australasian Human Development Conference Brisbane, 2 - 4th of July, 2001, University of Queensland. Summary: This paper reports on the use of Who am I? as a research tool in evaluating an early childhood education program: the Home Instruction Program for Preschool youngsters (HIPPY). HIPPY is a two-year intervention targeted at families with low levels of education. It works directly with parents who deliver an education program for their child during the fourth and fifth years. In this research Who Am I?, a measure of developmental level based on a series of copying and writing tasks, was administered to 34 children enrolled in the HIPPY program (Intervention Group) and a matched Comparison Group of 34 children. The assessment was administered to children in their second year of the HIPPY program when children were in their first year of compulsory schooling. Findings from the study indicate that Who Am I? distinguishes between children in the Intervention and Comparisons Groups, with significantly higher scores for children in the Intervention Group. The case that it is picking up real differences in ability is strengthened by statistically significant scoring differences between the two groups for the Literacy Baseline Test and the ACER Teacher Assessment of Progress in Reading. Testing of the children in their second year of schooling (currently underway) will indicate whether differences between the two groups are sustained. These results are encouraging for the continued use of Who am I? as one of the outcome measures of the program’s impact in the second year of the program. It has the advantage of being easy and quick to administer, and appears to be understandable to children whose home language is not English. The ongoing use of Who am I? as a research tool in evaluating HIPPY, both at the point of entry to the program (at age four) as well as one year later, in their first year of compulsory schooling, is currently being examined. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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