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dc.contributor.authorKlieve, Helen
dc.contributor.authorFlueckiger, Bev
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T12:00:43Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T12:00:43Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1836-9391
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/129429
dc.description.abstractThere are various community-based literacy programs in Australian communities that aim to address educational disadvantage by fostering parental engagement with their young children in literacy activities. Despite the effort and goodwill of many community members, there is little evidence of the impact of these programs on children's literacy progress, school attendance, or parental engagement. This paper reports on a pilot study of parents' engagement in their child's literacy development in one remote Indigenous community. Preliminary findings from parent reports indicate elevated progress in literacy by those children in the program. Similarly, parents involved in the program report being more engaged in community leadership and in their children's literacy learning than those who are not. The study suggests aspects of the interrelationship between parent engagement and children's literacy progress that require further investigation. Broader use of the instruments developed will help to establish an evidence base and inform such an investigation.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEarly Childhood Australia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/our-publications/australasian-journal-early-childhood/about-ajec/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom89
dc.relation.ispartofpageto98
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleTowards an evidence base: Exploring the impact of community-based literacy programs in remote Indigenous communities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Early Childhood Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorFluckiger, Bev
gro.griffith.authorKlieve, Helen M.


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