Father/Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs
Brent A. McBride, Thomas R. Rane
This paper synthesizes recent research on the involvement of fathers and other male family members in early childhood programs, including barriers to participation by men in low-income and high-risk households. Suggestions for early childhood programs to consider in fostering male involvement are provided, including tips on acknowledging resistance, identifying significant male role figures, providing staff development services, and balancing maternal and paternal involvement initiatives. A short list of recommended reading is also included.
Brent A. McBride, Thomas R. Rane. Father/Male Involvement in Early Childhood Programs (1996). ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education: Champaign, IL.
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