Gender, Culture and Intervention: Exploring Differences between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Children's Responses to an Early Intervention Programme

Gary W. Robinson, Bill Tyler, Sven R. Silburn, Stephen R. Zubrick

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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. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-470
Number of pages12
JournalChildren and Society
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

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