Engaging Indigenous parents in their children's education


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Content type
Practice guide

July 2014

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.

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