Table of contents

  • Summary
    • What we know
    • What we don’t know
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Australian data on parental educational engagement
  • What does parental engagement mean?
  • Policy context
  • Evaluations of programs to support Indigenousparents’ engagement in their children’s education
  • Supporting Indigenous parents’ engagement in theirchildren’s education—key practices
    • Creating a school environment that values and welcomes parents
    • Empowering parents to support their children’s learning
    • Actively including parents within programs directed at children
    • Parents supporting other parents
    • Involving community and coordinating with relevant agencies
  • Gaps in evidence
  • Case studies
    • Case Study 1: Indigenous Parent Factor
    • Case Study 2: The Home Interaction Program for Parents andYoungsters
    • Case Study 3: Aboriginal Parental Engagement Program
    • Case Study 4: Bradshaw Primary School’s Irrkerlantye Unit
    • Case Study 5: Manyallaluk Homeland School
    • Case study 6: Motor Magic: addressing motor and sensorydevelopment
    • Case study 7: FAST™ Families and Schools Together
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Terminology
    • Funding
    • Suggested citation
    • Copyright