The Young Learners Project: Identifying Personalised Teaching Strategies For Early Literacy In Children In Preschool And The First Year Of School

Grant number: LP0883437 | Funding period: 2008 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

High quality learning experiences coupled with personalised, evidence-based adult support in the preschool years shape children's life-long attitudes and motivation for learning, and form the basis of strong outcomes in adulthood. Of particular importance is the development of literacy. Not all children, however, have such experiences and some need extra support from their families and teachers. From this study knowledge will be gained that will assist teachers and parents to support children before beginning school so that they are prepared for formal literacy learning. This will lead to greater prospects of financial and social benefits in adulthood.