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Continuity of learning : a resource to support effective transition to school and school age care / Sue Dockett and Bob Perry.

by Dockett, Susan [author.] | Perry, Bob, 1945- [author.] | Australia. Department of Education [issuing body.].

Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian Government Department of Education, 2014Description: 97 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.Online Access: Online verstion Summary: "This resource is focused on children’s transition to school, including the transition to school age care (or out of school hours care), and the ways in which early childhood services utilising the framework documents The Early Years Learning Framework and Framework for School Age Care and the National Quality Standard can work with children, families, other educators and professionals, as well as communities, to promote positive transitions for all children."--Page 3.Availability: Online verstion (1)

Counting the cost : parental experiences of education expenses : results from the 2007 Education Costs Survey

by Bond, Sharon | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Horn, Michael.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: iv, 14 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: May 2008 Bibliography: p. 13-14 2 copiesSummary: This report examines the survey responses of 58 low-income Victorian families about the cost of their 129 primary and secondary school-aged children s participation in formal education during 2007. Although the survey was small in scale, it revealed that these parents faced considerable difficulties in paying education expenses, resulting in some children missing out on vital activities. To reduce the rate of students disengaging or dropping out, the writers recommend policy changes to eliminate financial hardship as a critical barrier for children in disadvantaged families.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Federal/state relations in education and the 2006 Work Relations case . /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff_pages/Marginson/Fed_state_Marginson.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:42:35 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years School to work SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Final report from the primary phase : pre-school, school and family influences on children s development during key stage 2 (age 7 11). /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RB061.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:40 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Growth in literacy and numeracy in the first three years of school . /

by Meiers, Marion | Australian Council for Educational Research | Khoo, Siek Toon | Rowe, Ken.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Australian Council for Educational Research 2006Description: PDF.Other title: ACER Research monograph No. 61.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Impact of parental involvement on children s education . /

by Sylva, Kathy et. al.

Publisher: Nottingham, U.K. Department of Children, Schools Families 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-00924-2008BKT-EN.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:57:42 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early yearsAvailability: 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)

Markets in education. /

by Marginson, Simon.

Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1997Description: xix, 332 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-323) and indexAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Parental involvement in selected PISA countries and economies /

by Borgonovi, Francesca | Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Montt, Guillermo.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012Description: PDF.Other title: OECD education working paper ; no. 73.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 7 May 2012 EDU/WKP(2012)10 Bibliography : p. 55-57Summary: Studies have highlighted the beneficial effects of parental involvement in children's educational lives. Few studies, however, analyse parental involvement in a cross-national perspective and few evaluate a wide array of forms of involvement. In 2009, 14 countries and economies implemented the parental questionnaire option in the PISA 2009 cycle. This working paper evaluates the levels of parental involvement across countries and sub-groups within countries, as well as the relationship of involvement with both cognitive (reading performance) and non-cognitive outcomes (enjoyment of reading and awareness of effective summarising strategies). Findings suggest that some forms of parental involvement are more strongly related to cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes than others. These include reading to children when they are young, engaging in discussions that promote critical thinking and setting a good example. Findings also show that levels of parental involvement vary across countries and economies. Inequalities in parental involvement exist in practically all countries and economies. Policy implications signal the possibility that promoting higher levels of parental involvement may increase students' both cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, and that high-quality parental involvement may help reduce performance differences across socio-economic groups.Availability: (1)

Resource guide for early childhood transitions : annotated bibliography /

by Chan, Briana | Harvard Graduate School of Education. Harvard Family esearch Project.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA Harvard Graduate School of Education. Harvard Family Research Project 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2011Summary: This bibliographic resource provides a selected listing of journal articles, research briefs, and reports that focus on early childhood transitions and school readiness. They cover a variety of topics central to the issue of early childhood transitions, including family engagement and home school and program school partnerships. Because the Head Start program is one of the most frequently studied early childhood initiatives, many of the resources focus on the transition from Head Start to preschool/kindergarten.Availability: (1)

Some remarks on the effectiveness of primary education interventions /

by Silva, Olmo | Institute for the Study of Labor.

Publisher: Bonn, Germany Institute for the Study of Labor 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: In this paper I survey the recent economics of education literature in order to identify which education policies can effectively improve the quality of primary schooling, as measured by pupil test-based achievements. Particular attention is devoted to the experience of England, a country which has made substantial investments over the past decade aimed at improving its primary education. Evidence suggests that broadly scoped resource-based programmes deliver less than more targeted policies. Additionally, a growing body of research shows that interventions that enhance choice and competition among education-service providers, and motivate teachers through pecuniary rewards, have some scope in raising education standards. I conclude my survey by discussing some broad concerns with modes of education provision centred on choice and competition, mainly pupil segregation along the lines of ability and family background.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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).

The Smith Family's learning for life program a decade on : poverty and educational disadvantage. /

by Zappala, Gianni | The Smith Family | Parker, Ben.

Publisher: Camperdown, N.S.W. Research and Advocacy Team, The Smith Family 2000Description: v, 27 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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

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