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ERIC Number: EJ778195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1082-3301
Challenging the Stereotypes of Mexican American Fathers
Saracho, Olivia N.; Spodek, Bernard
Early Childhood Education Journal, v35 n3 p223-231 Dec 2007
This critical review presents studies of Mexican American fathers in the United Sates to provide researchers with an understanding of contemporary fatherhood. It describes the myths that cause methodological and conceptual problems in interpreting the results of studies on Mexican American fathers. Several common challenges and limitations in those studies are identified and discussed, such as conflicting cultural perceptions, traditional and contemporary perceptions, and social stereotyping of the Mexican American fathers' family roles. This review also provides guidelines for future research and practical applications on Mexican American fathers' involvement in their children's education. In doing this, it contributes to an emerging understanding of the complexity of Mexican American fathering.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States