This resource sheet identifies the key factors behind successful school engagement programs for Indigenous parents in Australia. It reviews evaluation studies on parental educational engagement in Australia and presents case studies on several programs that directly or indirectly support Indigenous parental involvement, including: Indigenous Parent Factor (IPF), The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) program, The Aboriginal Parental Engagement Program, the Irrkerlantye Unit at Bradshaw Primary School, Manyallaluk Homeland School, Motor Magic, and Families and Schools Together (FAST).
This report was produced by AIFS staff for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.
This paper gives a brief overview of the changing relationship between school and family in Australia
Reviews the research literature to identify the school-based factors that contribute to an effective learning environment.
This publication tells the story of the Australian Temperament Project, a longitudinal study of Australian children born in Victoria 1982-83
Findings from the final stage of the Australian component of the Parenting-21 study are presented around two key themes