Louise Phillips is a lecturer in the School of Education, where she teaches early years, arts and literacy education. Louise has more than twenty-five years of experience in early childhood education and eight years of experience researching children’s rights and citizenship. Louise is currently co-principal investigator of Civic Action and Learning with Young Children: Comparing Approaches in New Zealand, Australia and the United States (funded by the US Spencer Foundation), leading the Australian investigation of preschoolers’ civic capabilities. Louise is also Co-editor of Practical literacy: the early and primary years.
How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on Parents’ Role in Education, focusing on how best to support learning from early childhood to Year 12.