ERIC Number: ED442555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Dads Involved in Schools: Recruiting Fathers To Be Partners with Schools.
Acknowledging that if schools want fathers to become involved in their children's education, schools must value men for what they can contribute, this booklet presents stories giving a range of examples of schools trying to facilitate the involvement of fathers, including uncles, grandfathers, and other men from the community. The stories are not intended as recipes that will apply to every school or area but as starting points and guidelines for other schools and communities to make fathers an important part of the school culture. The booklet's first section is "Appreciating Dads: More Than a Father's Day Card." The second section, "Getting Dads In: Not a Recipe, But Some Useful Ideas," contains these stories: (1) "Let's Have a Story, Dad! Dads Reading to Young Students"; (2)"Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast? McDonalds in a Mining Town--A Place to Start"; (3) "Fathers and Friends Breakfast: Hearing, Seeing and Eating"; (4) "The Boy's Talk Program: Goulburn High School Invites Dads To Talk"; (5) "Barry's Story: What Do Men Think about When They Listen?"; (6) "Looking to Fathers: Preventing Rape--A Job for Dads"; (7) "Three Ways To Use a Dad: For Everybody's Benefit"; and (8) "Let's See What Happens: Four Men and a Stick Head West." The third section, "Being Like a Dad: A Proper, Unpaid Activity for a Man," contains: (1) "Wow, This Really Works! Having a Son Fathered"; (2) "One Hour a Week Can Help: From a Shy Little Boy to a Confident Lad"; (3) "An Awful Lot of Satisfaction: Literacy in Broken Hill"; (4) "Achieving Success: A Seaman Gets Involved"; and (5)"Becoming an Advocate and a Guardian: Male, Single, and Patient." The final section, "And What about the Future? Suggestions for a Preferred Future," contains the text of a letter from Australia's Minister for Family Matters. (EV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Father Attitudes, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Program Descriptions
Men and Boys Project, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia; Tel: 02-4921-8739; Fax: 02-4921-8686; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/department/fac/boys (Publication No. 978, $5.50, GST included and included. Free shipping within Australia. Add 10% to order for shipping outside Australia. Make cheques payable to: The Men & Boys Project).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Newcastle Univ., Callaghan (Australia). Family Action Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Australia