The Mt Druitt Early Childhood Project was established in 1975 to provide early childhood programmes for disadvantaged children living in Government housing estates in an outer suburb of Sydney. This book by the project's field director, John Braithwaite of Macquarie University, records the development, implementation, and evaluation of the five programmes in the project. The programmes comprised four centre-based preschools (Cognitive, Contemporary, Competency, Behaviourist) which were subsequently extended into the kindergarten and Year One classes in the schools with which they were associated, and a home-based programme. This programme was designed to help mothers provide appropriate educational experiences for their children in the home and operated only in the preschool year.
Explorations in Early Childhood Education / Braithwaite, J., ACER, 1983..
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 9(2).