“Major national study calls for overhaul of government policies around children at risk”

Author: Freya Lucas Are our most disadvantaged children really getting the help they need as early as possible? The answer is no, with so many children receiving ‘late intervention measures’, when they really need help early in their life and education.   A report has found that the Australian taxpayer is spending over $15 billion … Continue reading “Major national study calls for overhaul of government policies around children at risk”

Literacy in Early Childhood

Literacy is one of the most important foundations for success in school and life (ABS, 2006). **Disturbingly, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Aspects of Literacy Survey found that approximately 46% of Australiansaged 15 to 74 years had very poor to poor ‘prose literacy’ (ability to read documents), and 47% had very poor to poor ‘document … Continue reading Literacy in Early Childhood