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ERIC Number: EJ1001931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Yarning Space: Leading Literacy Learning through Family-School Partnerships
Fluckiger, Beverley; Diamond, Pat; Jones, Will
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v37 n3 p53-59 Sep 2012
Effective partnerships between parents, teachers and the community have universally been heralded as crucial to improving young Indigenous Australians' participation in early childhood education and their literacy development. This study of one remote preschool setting identifies the features that successfully framed family-school and community-led partnerships there. Our account is based on reported experiences with Parents and Learning (PaL), a long-established program, and "Mums n Bubs", a recent initiative in the community preschool. Mothers said they felt empowered when equal value and respect were accorded to them as key participants in what we have described as a "yarning space". This was a jointly constructed space and an intercultural strategy centred on the preschool where everyone listened.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia