Parent Mastery of Conversational Reading at Playgroup in Two Remote Northern Territory Communities
Jane Page, Lisa Murray, Frank Niklas, Patricia Eadie, Megan L Cock, Janet Scull, Joseph Sparling
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION JOURNAL | SPRINGER | Published : 2021
This paper explores strategies that support Aboriginal parents’ mastery of evidence-based early learning strategies, and their impact on young Aboriginal children’s learning outcomes. The three-year study followed 32 parent-child dyads attending Families as First Teachers (FaFT) playgroups in two remote Northern Territory communities in 2015–2017. Trained FaFT staff provided parents with coaching in the use of Conversational Reading—an evidence-based shared reading strategy in first language—at FaFT. The study examined patterns of parent mastery across the three-year study period, the relationship between levels of parent-child participation at FaFT (program dosage) and parent mastery, and t..View full abstract
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This research was funded by the Australian Research Council and the Northern Territory Government.