Redressing social/economic disadvantage in a rural community: A longitudinal study promoting early learning

Elizabeth Lambert

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Abstract

Fifteen teenage first time mothers were involved in an early childhood support project aimed at (1) increasing their confidence and involvement in their baby's development and (2) educating and thus empowering them in their role as parents. Ecological and place-based theories constitute the theoretical framework for this study which describes a web of self generating change that occurred in this small, economically disadvantaged community of Junee. A qualitative analysis of the data revealed that two years after commencement of the project and again 12 years later (when ten of the original sample of 15 were interviewed) these women had benefited from their involvement in the project as evidenced by their continued active involvement in their child's school education. Implications of the Junee strategies for other rural communities are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFamily-school community partnerships
Subtitle of host publicationmerging into social development
EditorsB Rodriguez- Rodriguez-Ruiz
Place of PublicationSpain
PublisherGrupo SM
ISBN (Electronic)8467505877
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Conference of European Research Network about Parents in Education (ERNAPE) - Oviedo, Spain, Spain
Duration: 14 Sep 200517 Sep 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference of European Research Network about Parents in Education (ERNAPE)
CountrySpain
Period14/09/0517/09/05

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