Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium International (APRCi)
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Journal

Children & Society

First Page

1

Last Page

12

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1111/j.1099-0860.2011.00424.x

Abstract

Evaluation of a group parenting programme in the Northern Territory of Australia showed significant differences in benefits for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal boys and girls. The analysis considers whether boys and girls from different cultural backgrounds present with different problems; whether parental expectations for boys and girls differ and whether the intervention activates different responses in different settings. Conclusions suggest that there is a need to closely examine the ‘cultural logic’ of interventions, the appropriateness of their assumptions about child development and hypothesised mechanisms of change in different settings.


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