Evaluation of the KindiLink Pilot initiative in Western Australia Volume 3: Case Studies (2016-2018) June 2018

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Department of Education of WA


School of Education




Barratt‐Pugh, C. Barblett, L., Cooper, T., Knaus, & McLean, C. (2018). Evaluation of the KindiLink Pilot initiative in Western Australia Volume 4: Reflective Journal. Department of Education of Western Australia https://www.education.wa.edu.au/dl/n9o3p4


The case studies presented in this volume provide descriptive accounts of the implementation and outcomes of the KindiLink initiative across four sites in 2017. They aim to complement the survey data and describe the lived experiences of the participants in the daily implementation of the KindiLink initiative. In this way, this research was undertaken with the stakeholders at KindiLink sites. A sample of four schools was identified after extensive discussion with the Early Childhood Branch, Statewide Services. These sites were chosen to ensure variation in the context, and considerations included: geographical location such as regional, remote or metropolitan settings, the presence or not of a Child and Parent Centre, the make‐up of the families invited to register for KindiLink and the number of Aboriginal1 children attending Kindergarten. The four case study sites are geographically diverse with one remote, one regional and two metropolitan schools. Although all 37 KindiLink sites are unique, it was thought that these variables might offer some insights into differences in the implementation and outcomes of KindiLink. Table 1.1 documents these variables in each KindiLink case study site.

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