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The Relative Effectiveness of Preschool Models in the Northern Territory

The socio-demographic factors related to participation and attendance to be examined in the study include socio-economic status, language backgrounds and community assets

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Dr Georgie NuttonThis study will compare the longer term developmental and educational outcomes for children who experience different types of preschool programs in the Northern Territory. The outcome measures of interest are who ‘school ready’ children as indicated by the Australian Early Development Census and then later when children are assessed on the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy. This study will access the individual de-identified and linked data on children from administrative data. The socio-demographic factors related to participation and attendance to be examined in the study include socio-economic status, language backgrounds and community assets.

Chief Investigator: Dr Georgie Nutton

Duration: 2015 - 2016

Partners: Menzies School of Health Research

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