Continuity and change in family engagement in home learning activities across the early years

Hayes, Nicole (2015) Continuity and change in family engagement in home learning activities across the early years. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This research utilised data from The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and explored continuity and change in parental engagement in home learning activities with young children. The findings indicated a decrease over time in parental engagement with children, from age to 2-3 years to 6-7 years. Rate of decrease impacted negatively on learning outcomes for language and literacy, and mathematical thinking, in the early years of school, when children were aged 6-7 years. Shared reading with children and interactions around everyday home activities and play, in which children and parents participate together, impact on children's later development.

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ID Code: 84653
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Berthelsen, Donna & Walker, Susan
Keywords: early childhood, home learning environment, parent involvement, child development, langauge development, academic achievement, LSAC
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jul 2015 02:51
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 05:31

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