An Abecedarian Approach with Aboriginal Families and Their Young Children in Australia: Playgroup Participation and Developmental Outcomes
Jane Page, Megan L Cock, Lisa Murray, Tricia Eadie, Frank Niklas, Janet Scull, Joseph Sparling
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
This study was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project 'Building a bridge into preschool in remote Northern Territory communities' and the Department of Education, Northern Territory who were the partners in this grant. We would like to acknowledge the lead work of Emeritus Professor Collette Tayler in the Linkage project. Collette had a keen commitment to improving the educational outcomes of Australian Aboriginal children and was instrumental in setting up this study. Collette passed away in December 2017. We are grateful to the families and community members who participated in the research, and to the FaFT staff who played a critical role in contributing their cultural knowledge and wisdom throughout the implementation of the study. We also thank the Indigenous Early Childhood Parenting Reference Group (IECPRG) for their guidance and contribution.