The implications of poverty on children's readiness to learn

F Hilferty, Gerard Redmond, I Katz

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    Abstract

    This pape reviews Australian and international literature to examine the effect of poverty on children's readiness to learn. It includes a discussion of how children's readiness and ability to learn can be nurtured from birth, and how poverty places a child's healthy developmental pathway at risk. The paper concludes with a discussion of the barriers to the introduction of successful early intervention programs in Australia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-71
    Number of pages9
    JournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
    Volume35
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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