Our Fact Sheets are a key component of our knowledge transfer strategy in support of high-impact research translation. The focus is on communicating directly with non-academic audiences in an engaging and dynamic way, and value-adding to ensure our research and findings are easily accessible where they can have the biggest impact – in policy and in practice.

Early Childhood Literacy

The risk clusters that lead to inequalities in children’s reading achievement at school

Early childhood literacy provides a pathway out of disadvantage but this pathway is vulnerable to the clusters of early childhood developmental risk factors that it seeks to mitigate.

Citation: Taylor, C. L., Zubrick, S. R., Christensen, D. (2019). Multiple risk exposures for reading achievement in childhood and adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73: 427–434. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2018-211323

 

Ability School Engagement Partnership Project

Ability School Engagement Partnership Project – shifting behaviours and perceptions

The Ability School Engagement Partnership (ASEP) Project is an innovative third-party policing partnership targeting the complex and costly problem of school truancy.

Citation: Mazerolle, L., Antrobus, E., Cardwell, S. M., Piquero, A. R., & Bennett, S. (2019). Harmonizing Legal Socialization to Reduce Antisocial Behavior: Results from a Randomized Field Trial of Truanting Young People. Justice Quarterly, 1–28. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2019.1618894

 

Supporting Children’s Relaxation in Early Childhood Education and Care

Authors: Emma Cooke, Sandy Houen, Gina Nuttall, Karen Thorpe and Sally Staton

Children understand and experience relaxation in their own way. This can be different from what adults understand. Researchers at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland investigated how young children in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) experience relaxation.

 

Supporting Educator Relaxation in Early Childhood Education and Care

Authors: Sandy Houen, Emma Cooke, Zhaoxi Zheng, Gina Nuttall, Karen Thorpe and Sally Staton

Early childhood educators play a critical role in the lives of young children. Supporting their well-being is an individual, community and organisational responsibility. This study examines the social and environmental factors that influence early childhood educators’ relaxation and provide new insights to better support well-being.