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ERIC Number: EJ1150338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Father-Friendly Classrooms: Making a Space for Dads of Children with Disabilities
Pancsofar, Nadya; Petroff, Jerry G.; Lewis, Alex
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v49 n5 p309-317 May-Jun 2017
Father-child interactions can positively influence child development and learning, and greater father involvement in children's education can support overall positive family functioning, especially in families with children with disabilities. As the number of dual-earner families in America has increased, more and more fathers have assumed care giving responsibilities for their children. A more equal consideration of fathers' roles in educational settings may have a meaningful impact toward reducing some of the stress experienced by both mothers and fathers of children with disabilities. Educators need to build meaningful partnerships with fathers. This article provides 5 strategies schools can implement for creating father-friendly spaces in school collaborations. Use of technology to improve father access, options for making parent meetings more interactive, accessible, and solution focused, as well as making sure school activities and events involve the family as a whole are also discussed.
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Language: English
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