Below are links to key resources as well as a list of research material to support parent engagement.
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Parent Engagement Resources
Here are some websites that provide information and support on parent engagement.
Help for Parents, Carers and Families
Parent Engagement Research Organisations
Nationally Representative Parent Bodies
State and Territory Government Links
Parent Engagement Research
This list has links to relevant research reports about the value of parent engagement in learning.
- Biddle, N., 2014, Developing a behavioural model of school attendance: Policy implications for Indigenous children and youth, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research: Canberra.
- Borgonovi, F. & Montt, G. (2012), Parental Involvement in Selected PISA Countries and Economies, OECD Education Working Papers, No. 73, OECD Publishing, Paris.
- Burns, J., Collin, P., Blanchard, M., De-Freitas, N. & Lloyd., S. (2008). Preventing youth disengagement and promoting engagement. A report by the Inspire Foundation and ORYGEN Youth Health Research Centre for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth: Canberra.
- Desforges, C, and Abouchaar, A. 2003, The Impact of Parental Involvement, Parental Support and Family Education on Pupil Achievements and Adjustment: A Literature Review. A report for the UK Department of Education and Skills: Queens Printer.
- Emerson, L., Fear. J., Fox, S. and Sanders, E. (2012). Parental engagement in learning and schooling: Lessons from research. A report by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) for the Family-School and Community Partnerships Bureau: Canberra.
- Epstein, J. & Sheldon, S. (2006). Moving forward: Ideas for research on school, family, and community partnerships. In C. Conrad & R. Serlin (Eds.), Handbook for research in education: Engaging ideas and enriching inquiry.
- Gemici, S., Bednarz, A., Karmel, T. & Lim, P. (2014), The factors affecting the educational and occupational aspirations of young Australians, NCVER, Adelaide.
- Hancock, K. J., Shepherd, C. C. J., Lawrence, D., & Zubrick, S. R., 2013, Student Attendance and Educational Outcomes: Every Day Counts, A report prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia: Canberra.
- Henderson, A. & Mapp, K. 2002, New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family and Community Connections on Student Achievement, A report for the National Centre for Family & Community Connections with Schools: US
- Homel, J. & Ryan, C. (2014). Educational outcomes: the impact of aspirations and the role of student background characteristics, NCVER, Adelaide.
- Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., Sandler, H. M., Whetsel, D., Green, C. L., Wilkins, A. S. & Closson, K. (2005). Why do parents become involved? Research findings and implications. The Elementary School Journal, 106(2), 105-130.
- Nguyen, N. and Blomberg, D., 2014, The role of aspirations in the educational and occupational choices of young people, Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth Briefing Paper 29, National Centre for Vocational Education Research: Canberra
- OECD, 2011a, Let's read them a story! The Parent Factor in Education, OECD Publishing.
- OECD, 2011b, What can parents do to help their children succeed in school? PISA IN FOCUS 2011/10 (November), OECD Publishing.
- OECD, 2014, Who are the school truants?, PISA in Focus 35, OECD Publishing.
- Purdie, N. and Buckley, S., 2010, School attendance and retention of Indigenous Australian students, Issues Paper No 1 produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse: Canberra.
- Ross, M., 2014, New approaches to persistent problems, A background paper for Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy: Victoria.
- Western Australian Education and Health Standing Committee, 2012, A child who is healthy, attends school, and is able to read will have better educational outcomes, Parliament of Western Australia, Perth.