Parents’ Involvement in Education of Indigenous Children

Research in Australia and overseas has shown that greater parental involvement in children’s learning and educational activities leads to better outcomes not only for the child, but for their families, teachers and schools, and wider community.

Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) collects information about the family, community and school lives of about 1600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The study began in 2008 and follows two groups (birth cohorts) of children, who in 2012 (wave 5 of the survey) were 4–5 and 7–8 years old. By 2012, most children in LSIC had already started school.

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