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The parents at playgroup research report : engaging families in supported playgroups

Berthelsen, Donna C., Williams, Kate Elizabeth, Abad, Vicky , Vogel, Lauren , & Nicholson, Jan (2012) The parents at playgroup research report : engaging families in supported playgroups. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane , QLD.

Abstract

The past decade has seen increasing numbers of government programs funded to support vulnerable families with young children. Supported playgroups are one important strategy in Australia’s current family policies that are provided in all states and territories (ARTD, 2008). National policies have increasingly invested in family support programs, such as supported playgroups. Despite known challenges in engaging vulnerable families in support programs, little is known about the capacity of supported playgroups to effectively engage families to achieve desired outcomes. This project explores family patterns of attendance in supported playgroups and examines the extent to which parental characteristics and experiences of the playgroup explain variations in engagement. The findings can inform the delivery of other family support programs...

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ID Code: 50875
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: Research funding: The Parents at Playgroup (PAP) Research Project was funded through an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant provided to Queensland University of Technology with Playgroup Queensland as the industry research partners.
Keywords: supported playgroups, parenting support, parent attendance, parent engagement
ISBN: 978921897351
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700) > Social Program Evaluation (160703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > OTHER PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (179900) > Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified (179999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 14 Jun 2012 08:27
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 08:28

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