The Children’s Commissioner's report summarising the evidence about parent engagement in children’s learning has just been published:
"This paper provides a rationale for greater focus on supporting homes, parents, caregivers,
family and whānau, including evidence on why home environments matter and why focusing
solely on ECE and schooling will not be enough to ensure that all children and young people
succeed. The specific role of parents and caregivers will be explored, including their
characteristics, behaviours and investments in their children, and their attitudes and values.
The findings discussed are taken from very large-scale and often international studies. This
paper will place them in context, and wherever possible, use New Zealand-specific findings..."