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Pamela Snow

Report

National Year 1 literacy and numeracy check: expert advisory panel final report

This report argues that a national check of all Year 1 students in the areas of reading, phonics and numeracy will ensure that students who are behind in their schooling are identified early and can receive the extra support they need.
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Oral language competence and restorative justice processes: refining preparation and the measurement of conference outcomes

Restorative justice conferencing for young offenders is a legislated response to youth offending, which has been in place in all Australian states and territories for nearly two decades. Restorative justice conferences are meetings between young offenders, their victims and supporters to discuss the offence, its...
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Youth (in)justice: oral language competence in early life and risk for engagement in antisocial behaviour in adolescence

This paper presents evidence from Australia and overseas that demonstrates that high proportions of young offenders have a clinically significant, but previously undetected, oral language disorder. Youth offenders are complex and challenging for policymakers and practitioners alike and face high risks for long-term disadvantage and...
Journal article

Rural parents, teenagers and alcohol: what are parents thinking?

This article explores the attitudes, beliefs, and concerns of rural parents about teenage alcohol drinking. Focus groups were conducted with 26 parents in north and north-western rural Victoria, which discussed drunkenness and drinking patterns, age of initiation into drinking in the home, where and when...
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Alcohol consumption in amateur Australian Rules football clubs: evidence from a rural region

Issue addressed: The extent to which amateur rural sporting clubs are settings in which harmful and hazardous levels of alcohol are consumed by players, supporters and officials. Methods: A survey of respondents in 13 rural sporting clubs across four amateur Australian rules football leagues in...