ERIC Number: ED454981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Model of Reflective Practice for Improving Fathering Programs.
Palm, Glen F.
Over the past decade, fathering programs of various kinds have proliferated in a number of different contexts. These programs are faced with two critical issues. The first is the need for a practical, inclusive, yet challenging framework to guide effective practice in diverse settings. This review presents a definition of good fathering as generative fathering, and describes a conceptual model of reflective practice as applied to fathering programs. The presentation of the model of reflective practice includes discussions of practitioner relationships, characteristics of reflective practice in action, and critical virtues for practitioners. The review then outlines the potential positive and negative impacts of reflective practice on fathering programs. The review concludes with an agenda for practitioner/researcher collaboration. (Contains 74 references.) (Author/KB)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Programs, Fathers, Models, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Parents
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. For full text: http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; 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.