ERIC Number: ED442580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Fathers Matter! Involving Fathers in Children's Learning. A Kit for Educators and Other Professionals.
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.
Children do better academically if fathers are involved, regardless if the father lives with his child. This kit was developed for educators and other professionals who are working to increase family involvement in education. The kit outlines strategies for involving fathers in children's learning at home, at school, and in the community. The kit includes speaker notes and accompanying overhead transparencies, a list of publications on family involvement, a video clip from the 1999 broadcast "Fathers Matter!" and a discussion guide for viewing the full broadcast. The overhead transparencies cover research on father involvement, public opinion on father involvement, and strategies for fathers to get involved and for schools to encourage such involvement. The videotape presents excerpts from the "Fathers Matter!" broadcast, and includes student thoughts on parent involvement, responses to phone inquiries from the public given by a panel of fathers and others encouraging male participation, a description of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, and other strategies for involvement. The materials are useful to preservice/inservice training and professional development coordinators and are meant to generate discussion on father's involvement in children's learning and family involvement in education. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Fathers, Inservice Teacher Education, Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Teacher Education, Volunteers
U.S. Department of Education, Partnership for Family Involvement in Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-8173; Tel: 800-872-5327 (Toll-Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://pfie.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.
Note: Kit includes a 20-minute VHS videotape, "Excerpts from Fathers Matter!" that originally aired October 28, 1999, and a discussion guide for viewing the broadcast. Also included is a set of 16 overhead projector transparencies. Videotape not available from ERIC.