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‘MirraBOOKa’ Project

The Centre for Research in Early Childhood(CREC) in conjunction with the Department of Child Protection and Family Services (DPCF) have launched a book club project called ‘MirraBOOKa’. The project partners volunteer ECU Pre-service teachers with children currently under the care of DPCF. During Terms 3 and 4, (2014), pre-service teachers will visit a school on a weekly basis for up to one hour at a time, to read and share books with an identified child from K-Yr 3.

The aims of the project are:

  • To build a relationship between the pre-service teacher and the child through shared reading.
  • For the pre-service teachers to act as a mentor to the child; and
  • To support learning through shared reading.

The pre-service teachers are keeping a journal, that documents their journey with the child as well as completing pre and post surveys.

Funding agency

Edith Cowan Institute fo Educational Research

Project duration

July 2014 - December 2014


Ms Belinda Nelson
Dr Elizabeth Stamopoulos
Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh

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