Early Childhood Education

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National surveys, Measurement, Parent attitudes, Parent participation, Parent school relationship, Parent teacher relationship, Program effectiveness, Primary education, Secondary education


This report was commissioned by ARACY as part of the Parent Engagement Project (2014-2018), a four-year project funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.


The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), working with the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), undertook the task of creating a set of measures of parents’ engagement in their children’s learning. The aim was to develop a tool that individual schools could use to measure their efforts in parent engagement and monitor those efforts. A second aim was to use the data from the tool to examine the conceptual model of parent engagement previously published by ARACY and whether it fit with the data collected through the tool. The intended result was an evidence-informed definition of parent engagement.

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Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth