Parents Voice in Government School Education

Family Engagement

In this section of the website we have gathered lots of resources to help teachers and school leaders make effective family engagement a reality:

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Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged,

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ARACY field study

Researching parent engagement: A qualitative field study This study published by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) focuses on Aboriginal, low Socio-Economic

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Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal

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Family Engagement research in the ACT

This research project in the ACT provided a strong evidence base to support family engagement in ACT primary and high schools. The project was conducted by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY)

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Parents as first educators

This is a summary of a workshop held as part of the PV/DET Parent Forum in August 2019. The workshop focused on the importance of parent/school partnerships in developing children’s literacy and numeracy. Speaker –

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Home Visits: US program now in Canada

Canadian family engagement expert Dr Debbie Pushor (University of Saskatchewan) is trialling a program of Parent Teacher Home Visits in Canada, modelled on a successful program that has been running in the USA since 1998. Home visits

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Joan Kirner Award

The Joan Kirner Parent Participation Award is an annual award given by Parents Victoria to a Victorian parent or Parent Club who has demonstrated, encouraged, or facilitated parent or family engagement in their school. The

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Alumni programs in schools

What is an alumni program? “Alumni” simply means former students of your school. Alumni programs, where schools keep up a connection with alumni and invite them back to the school to connect with current students,

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Family Engagement and Teacher Practice

This webinar gives details of a teacher in-service program that was run in a cluster of schools in Greater Dandenong (Melbourne). Family Engagement Leader Sue Brown says that conventional teacher training does little to prepare

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Parent engagement in ACT Schools

An inspiring collection of family engagement case studies from schools in the ACT. This research project by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) gathered information from a range of ACT schools and

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ARACY field study

Researching parent engagement: A qualitative field study This study published by the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY) focuses on Aboriginal, low Socio-Economic Status (SES), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) parents, and parents

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Aboriginal families

According to research from the Australian Research Alliance on Children and Youth (ARACY), a significant barrier to the engagement of Aboriginal parents in high Aboriginal enrolment schools is the cultural disconnect between parents and teachers.

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