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ERIC Number: ED264946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Roles of Males as Child Caregivers: Fathers and Early Childhood Teachers.
Buck, Louise Z.
Recent research on fathers' increasing participation in the care and development of their children is reviewed, and an overview of the father's role in the family is provided. Possible reasons for the increase in fathers' participation are suggested, foremost among them the increasing number of mothers in the workforce and the resulting need for fathers to help maintain the home and raise the children. Implications of fathers' increased involvement for early childhood education are explored, and parallels are drawn between the slow increase and low level of fathers' involvement in nurturing their own children and the small number of men employed as early childhood teachers and child caregivers. Difficulties of men functioning as caregivers are discussed. Aggressive techniques are suggested for use by those interested in achieving a better balance of men and women teachers in the field of early childhood education. (RH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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