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Professor Caroline Barratt-Pugh

Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6346, Email: c.barratt_pugh@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML15.317
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6346
Email: c.barratt_pugh@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML15.317  

 

Caroline is a Professor for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts and Director of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood.

Professional Associations

  • 2013 - School curriculum and Standards Authority
  • 2012 - Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
  • 2005 - Early Childhood Australia

Research Interests

  • Early language and literacy learning and development
  • Bilingual and multilingual families
  • Early childhood pedagogy and practice
  • Early intervention programs
  • Evaluation of early intervention programs
  • Constructivist approaches to learning

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, England, 1990.
  • Certificate in TESOL, England, 1980.
  • Bachelor of Education Honours, England, 1978.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Evaluation of the KindiLink Pilot for the Department of Education,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2016 - 2018,  $100,000.
  • Longitudinal evaluation of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts ? Tender,  2016 - 2018,  $198,702.
  • Evaluation of Better Beginnings `Sing With Me? Program,  State Library of WA,  Grant,  2016 - 2018,  $148,347.
  • Better together: Supporting perinatal and infant mental health services,  WA Primary Health Alliance,  Grant,  2017 - 2018,  $230,000.
  • Parents as Children's Teachers (PACT),  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2015 - 2016,  $104,678.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 4 Adult Literacy/Research and Development of Literacy Moodle Modules,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $223,142.
  • Evaluation of the Integrated Service Model of Child Australia,  Child Inclusive Learning and Development Australia Inc.,  Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $53,126.
  • Enhancing Classroom Talk in the Early Years through Sustained Shared Thinking,  Association of Independent Schools of WA,  AISWA - Grant,  2015 - 2016,  $97,990.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 1 - 4-5 years remote indigenous communities,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2016,  $187,836.
  • Reflective Practice with Early Writers,  AISWA Schools,  AISWA Schools - Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $71,677.
  • Mathematics education in early childhood settings,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014 - 2015,  $20,000.
  • Development of child and parent centre initiative WA,  Department of Education WA,  Department of Education - Tender,  2012 - 2014,  $45,455.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program Project 3 - Better Beginnings - 6-9 Years,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $57,884.
  • Evaluation of four family literacy projects developed as part of the Better Beginnings program - Project 2 - Cald Program,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2012 - 2014,  $65,071.
  • An Investigation of Goodstart's Centre-Based Practice and Program Quality Using the National Quality Standards as the Benchmark, with a Focus on Building the Capacity of Early Learning Consultants,  Charles Sturt University,  Grant - Good Start Early Learning Centre Ltd,  2013,  $7,000.
  • Development of Kindergarten / Pre-Primary Guidelines for Western Australian Schools,  School Curriculum and Standards Authority,  Tender,  2012 - 2013,  $68,668.
  • Focused Intervention for Early Literacy Development,  Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations,  Grant,  2009 - 2013,  $155,143.
  • National Year of Reading 2012,  The Library Agency,  Grant,  2012 - 2013,  $94,975.
  • Phase 2/year four of the evaluation of the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program 2006-2008,  State Library of WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2013,  $296,842.
  • Evaluation of the Better Beginnings Plus Pilot 2010,  State Library of WA,  Grant,  2010 - 2013,  $134,306.
  • Beginning with books: The impact of Family Literacy Intervention Programs in two low socio-economic communities,  Telstra Foundation,  Grant,  2006 - 2010,  $118,182.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children Learning to Read in the Early Years of School,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007,  $47,185.
  • Effective Teaching and Learning Practices Leading to Improved Literacy Outcomes in the Early Years of Schooling - RFT 957,  Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs,  Grant,  2001 - 2005,  $598,548.
  • Implementation and evaluation of Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program, initiated by Public Library Services Directorate at the State Library of Western Australia,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $40,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Rohl, M., (2016), Transforming research into practice: Implications of a family literacy program for early childhood professionals. Growing up literate: Australian literacy research for practice, 13-35, South Yarra, Victoria, Eleanor Curtain Publishing.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Allen, N., (2015), Transforming practice through research: Evaluating the Better Beginnings family literacy programme. Library Services from Birth to Five , 81-98, London, United Kingdom, Facet Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Barblett, L., Knaus, M., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2016), The pushes and pulls of pedagogy in the early years: Competing knowledges and the erosion of play-based learning. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 41(4), 36-43, Australia, ECA Publications.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Rohl, M., (2016), Evaluation of Family Literacy programs: A Case Study of Better Beginnings, a Library-Initiated Family Literacy Bookgifting Program in Western Australia. Library Trends, 65(1), 19-39, Baltimore, USA, John Hopkins University Press, DOI: 10.1353/lib.2016.0019.
  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., (2015), Engaging Children in Reading for Pleasure: A Better Beginnings Project Linking Libraries with Primary Schools. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 65(1), 15-24, Munich, Germany, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2014-0121.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Rohl, M., (2015), 'Better Beginnings has made me make reading part of our everyday routine': Mothers' perceptions of a family literacy program over four years. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 40(4), 4-12, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc..
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Maloney, C., (2015), Growing Better Beginnings: An evaluation of a family literacy program for pre-schoolers. Issues in Educational Research, 25(4), 364-380, Online, Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Inc..
  • Sulfasyah, N., Haig, Y., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2015), Indonesian teachers? implementation of new curriculum initiatives in relation to teaching writing in lower primary school. International Journal of Education, 7(4), 53-73, Nevada, United States, Macrothink Institute , DOI: 10.5296/ije.v7i4.8265.
  • Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Barratt-Pugh, C., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Better Beginnings: Public Libraries making Literacy Links with the Adult Community. Libri: international journal of libraries and information services, 63(4), 272-281, De Grutyer, DOI: 10.1515/libri-2013-0022.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., North, S., (2013), The changing perspectives of librarians in the Better Beginnings family literacy program. The Australian Library Journal, 62(3), 183-195, United Kingdom, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/00049670.2013.832847.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., (2013), Positive Partnerships: The Role of Child Health Nurses in an Early Childhood Family Literacy Program. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Educational Studies, 7(3), 75-85, Illinois, USA, Common Ground Publishing.
  • Hackling, M., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Science of materials: A case study of intentional teaching in the early years. Teaching Science, 58(2), 12-17, Deakin, ACT, Australian Science Teachers Association.

Reports

  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., Barblett, L., (2013), Developing the Child and Parent Centre initiative in Western Australia: Perceptions from the coordinators., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Anderson, K., Barblett, L., Haig, Y., Leitao, N., (2013), Making a Difference: Summary of the Evaluation of Four Better Beginnings Programs., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Haig, Y., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Creating Books in Communities: Evaluation of the Community Publishing Pilot Project., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Maloney, C., McLean, C., (2012), Better Beginnings - Making a Difference: The evaluation of the Better Beginnings Birth to Three family literacy program: Year 5., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Leitao, N., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), The hairytales of heroboy: Evaluation of the Reading Promotion Pilot Program for 6 to 9 year old children., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Anderson, K., Barratt-Pugh, C., (2012), Read! 3: Evaluation of the Adult Reader Development Pilot Program., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.
  • Barratt-Pugh, C., Vajda, M., (2012), Growing Better Beginnings: An evaluation of the Family Literacy program for four and five year olds., Perth, W.A., Edith Cowan University.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Investigating The Implementation Of The Indonesian Ktsp (school-based Curriculum) In The Teaching Of Writing In Year Two
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Digital Storytelling As A Means Of Supporting Digital Literacy Learning In An Upper-primary-school English-language Classroom
  • Master of Education,  I See A Spark And Blow On It: Drama Practice In Year 1 And The New Australian Curriculum In The Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Gifted Students: Perceptions And Practices Of Regular Class Teachers

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Improving Classroom Discourse In Inquiry-based Primary Science Education
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