What promotes and hinders school readiness and the school readiness gap in NZ children: consideration of child, family, environmental, demographic and early childhood education factors
Growing Up in New Zealand
Family and Whanau
This research will describe the factors that both promote and hinder school readiness and contribute to the school readiness gap in NZ. We will consider a number of individual and contextual factors including:
- child factors (temperament, number of languages spoken, early behavioural problems, socio-emotional development, self-concept),
- parent factors (parent-child interactions, beliefs, expectations, mental health, work and relationship status),
- early childhood education (attendance, type, timing, duration, intensity) and
- environment (media exposure, home and family learning environment), and socio-demographic variables (ethnicity, socio-economic status).