'Their status will be affected by that child': How masculinity influences father involvement in the education of learners with intellectual disabilities


Karisa A., McKenzie J., De Villiers T.

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.47, no.4, pp.517-524, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cch.12864
  • Title of Journal : CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-524
  • Keywords: Africa, education, father involvement, intellectual disabilities, masculinity

Abstract

Background Parents play a critical role in the formal education of their children. However, a limited body of scientific knowledge exists on fathers' involvement in the formal education of their children with disabilities, particularly in Global South settings. This study sought to understand how father involvement is constructed in the formal education of learners with intellectual disabilities in an African context.