Parents Voice in Government School Education

Research and reading

The Relationship Based Education approach is supported by academic research from all around the world.

We have gathered resources that provide direct evidential support for the approach in one article, while other articles list suggested further reading for schools, parents and children.

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Evidence for Relationship Based Education

The resources listed here provide research evidence for the principles of Relationship Based Education. Online resources Minnesota Longitudinal Study The Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation has been running since 1975. The study has

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For schools: further reading

Online articles Kindness in School: Insights from Students and Teachers John-Tyler Binfet, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada  This article draws on classroom research to show how students and teachers understand the

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For parents: further reading

Online resources Do Kids Really Misbehave for Attention? One of the ageless truisms in parenting is that attention-seeking is a primary motivation for a child’s bad behavior. But lately, both the techniques and the attention-seeking

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Books for children

Meditation Capsules. A Mindfulness Program for Children Janet Etty-Leal Written for upper primary and lower secondary students, this book brims with creative ways to stimulate senses and perceptions. ‘Road-tested’ ways to help young children develop

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Baby Photos

How about running a ‘baby photos of the staff’ competition for your school?  Entry can be a gold coin and the baby photos of the

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Fundraising soaps

Looking for an alternative to lolly fundraisers? Ecostore offers “Good Soap for a Good Cause” – a convenient fundraiser with plant-based soaps instead of sweets.

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