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ERIC Number: EJ928240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Paternal Involvement in the Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs
Hart, Robert
Educational Psychology in Practice, v27 n2 p155-174 2011
There are manifold benefits of parental involvement in a child's education, but there is evidence of gender imbalances in parental involvement. This article describes research into fathers' involvement with educational psychologists (EPs) working with children undergoing statutory assessment. A content analysis of children's files from one educational psychology service was conducted to assess the level of paternal involvement in EPs' work, and semi-structured interviews with eight fathers were used to identify factors that affected their involvement with EPs' work. Fathers were less involved than mothers, and a number of factors affecting fathers' involvement was identified. The discussion of findings is informed by Community Psychology, Ecosystemic Theory and the Theory of Planned Behaviour, and strategies to promote paternal involvement are identified. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom