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ERIC Number: EJ812382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Father Involvement in Early Childhood Programs: Review of the Literature
Palm, Glen; Fagan, Jay
Early Child Development and Care, v178 n7-8 p745-759 2008
Father involvement in early childhood programs (ECPs) has increased rapidly during the past 10-15 years. This review of our understanding of the current state of father involvement in ECPs employs two theoretical frameworks: ecological perspective and situated fathering. We draw from the research and practice literature to understand the current levels of father involvement in early education programs, the factors that support this type of father involvement, the barriers to father involvement, and strategies for increasing father involvement in ECPs. Recommendations for future research on father involvement initiatives are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A