Title

Optimising children’s readiness to learn through mediating social disadvantage: Exploring models of best practice

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Early Childhood Australia Inc.

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

19969

Comments

Originally published as: Targowska, A., Teather, S., Guilfoyle, A. (2015). Optimising children’s readiness to learn through mediating social disadvantage: Exploring models of best practice in Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(2), 10-19. Original article available here.

Abstract

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE importance of early support for families in increasing their children’s readiness to learn and optimising their developmental outcomes. It reports the findings of the evaluation of the It Takes a Village: Multicultural Early Learning Program, a research project undertaken in 2009–2011 by a research team from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. The unique model and characteristics of the program are discussed in the context of its role in facilitating children’s developmental potential, through the mediation of social disadvantage of the new migrant and humanitarian entrant families in the south-east corridor of Perth’s metropolitan area.

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