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Supporting men as fathers, caregivers, and educators

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Abstract:

A review of research on fathering and research on men employed in work with young children in centers and in elementary schools emphasises the importance of positive male engagement with young children for their optimal development. Research also reveals the complexity of studying these relationships and the barriers in families and in society that impede the implementation of positive interactions. Suggestions are given for increasing positive male participation in the home and in educational settings.

Keywords: Father involvement; Male childcare providers; Male educators

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430802352020

Affiliations: College of Human Ecology, Syracuse University, New York, USA

Publication date: 2008-01-01

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