Grade repetition risk for boys in early schooling in Queensland, Australia

Anderson, Robyn (2015) Grade repetition risk for boys in early schooling in Queensland, Australia. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40 (4). pp. 87-95.

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Abstract

A significant gap exists in the Australian literature in the disproportionate over-representation of boys in grade repetition in early schooling. The current study aims to contribute to the evidence-based research in grade repetition in early schooling in Australia by drawing on, and offering an analysis of, data from Queensland's state education department, the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE). Descriptive statistics and relative risk ratio were the methods employed to analyse the data and assess the relative risk of grade repetition for boys. Findings show that boys are over-represented in grade repetition in the year prior to schooling and in all year levels of early schooling (Prep to Year 3). Contributing factors to the disproportionate over-representation of boys in early grade repetition are discussed and recommendations for future policy and practice are suggested.

Item ID: 40760
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-9391
Keywords: grade repetition; early intervention; early childhood education; pre-school; prep
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 04:16
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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