Developing Early Literacy in Informal Settings: Engaging Disadvantaged Aboriginal and CALD Families Outside Formal Settings [ 2010 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Pennycook Prof Alastair; Dr Criss M Jones Diaz; Dr Kenneth E Cruickshank; A/Prof Garth Alperstein; Dr Liam A Morgan; Dr Pauline F Gibbons

Brief description The development of literacy in pre-school age children is a national priority. This research will address a major gap in the provision of support for literacy development in children and families who do not access formal pre-school programs. It will directly address the disadvantage experienced by children and families in informal settings. The outcomes of this research will benefit work in this area at both a theoretical and a practical level. It will provide a strengthened research base around reaching and involving children and families and will inform those literacy methodologies that seek to address linguistic and cultural difference.

Funding Amount $140,000

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