Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–2014
Information and Resources

Action 3 of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–2014 states:

SCSEEC will reference, synthesise and report on longitudinal studies into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood education and care in the annual report on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Action Plan 2010–14. Research will consider integrated approaches for children aged 0–8 years, examining barriers to and enablers of success and curricula and resources that provide skill development in the foundations for learning essential for the first year of formal schooling.
 
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Working Group oversees implementation of the Plan.  Following Working Group agreement, all members have provided information in relation to: longitudinal studies; relevant research on integrated approaches for children aged 0–8 years; barriers to and enablers of success; curricula and resources. Useful clearinghouses and websites have also been identified.

Who is this information for? 

The information collected under Action 3 is relevant for anyone who has an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early childhood education and transition to school – members of the community, early childhood practitioners, policy and program staff and researchers/academics.  

What information can be found here?

The following links contain the information collated to date on school readiness and transition to schooling. In some instances, this reflects data and/or learnings specifically focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; in others, it captures data and insights into school readiness and transition for the general population. In all cases, the contributors are of the view that these are relevant to supporting and engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and their children in early childhood and early primary education. Given the breadth of information collected, it is presented here under a range of categories, via the links below.

Longitudinal Studies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Research and administrative datasets
Clearinghouses
Relevant websites
Models of and research on integrated approaches for children 0–8 years
School Readiness: Research on barriers and enablers of success
Curricula and resources linked to school readiness and transition to schooling


last updated 16 April 2013