Kate Freiberg

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ISSUE ADDRESSED Health promotion with adolescents spans many contexts including schools. Income and its distribution, education and social exclusion are key social determinants of health. Exclusionary school policies such as school suspension contribute to exclusion, increase the likelihood of school dropout (reducing educational and subsequent employment(More)
Researchers have hypothesized four levels of instructional dialogue and claimed that teachers can improve children's language development by incorporating these dialogue levels in their classrooms. It has also been hypothesized that enhancing children's early language development enhances children's later reading development. This quasi-experimental(More)
There is now a strong evidence base that problem behaviour by young children is one of the strongest predictors of both adolescent delinquency and later adult offending. The Pathways to Prevention project began in 2001 with the aim of involving family, school and community in a broad set of planned interventions to prevent anti-social behaviour among this(More)
Do governments take the measures that are supported by the best scientific evidence available? We present a brief review of the situation in: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our findings show surprisingly similar developments across countries. While all seven countries are moving towards(More)
A parent-child dialogic reading program was implemented across four preschools involving 62 caregivers/parents in a low socioeconomic status, disadvantaged community, where English was not the first language in 54% of the homes. The program aimed to enhance children’s language and emergent literacy development, and increase parental involvement in their(More)
The Pathways to Prevention Project involves a university-community organisationschools partnership designed to bring together a range of programs to reduce the strength of the association between social disadvantage and poor developmental outcomes for children growing up in one of the most disadvantaged urban areas in Queensland. Beginning from an(More)
Children’s development is influenced by many contexts and institutional settings, including families, schools, childcare centres, churches, and ethnic community groups. Positive development is more likely when the social systems that help shape these settings work in a manner that enriches children’s environments and their access to resources. The capacity(More)
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