ERIC Number: ED454979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Cutting across the Issues: Themes from the 1995-1997 Fathers and Families Roundtable Series.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
In Fall 1995, the National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) established the Fathers and Families Roundtable Series, designed to examine and address critical research, practice, and policy issues embedded in NCOFF's "core learnings" about fatherhood and in work on fathers and families. Each of the first seven roundtables focused on a different core learning; the sessions brought together researchers from a variety of disciplines, along with practitioners and policymakers, in small, focused forums designed to stimulate analysis. This report is a synthesis of major themes that cut across the seven meetings, with particular focus on their implications for practice, research, and policy. The themes discussed in the report are: (1) Fathers Can Play Many Roles in Their Children's Lives; (2) Numerous Factors Determine Fathers' Roles; (3) There Are No Clear Answers to the Question, "How Do Fathers Matter?"; (4) One Size Doesn't Fit All; and (5) Practice Should Inform Research, and Research Should Inform Practice. The report also summarizes participants' recommendations for new directions for research, practice, and policy. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Needs, Family Life, Family Relationship, Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Theory Practice Relationship
National Center on Fathers and Families, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street, Box 58, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216. Tel: 215-573-5500; Fax: 215-573-5508; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. National Center on Fathers and Families.
Note: Developed by Vivian Gadsden, Keisha Armorer, Bill Cranford, and Danielle Kane in collaboration with Leila Feister, Elizabeth Steif, and Amy Hightower of Policy Studies Associates.