'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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cch.12864
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CAB Abstracts, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL, Communication & Mass Media Index, EBSCO Education Source, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, PAIS International, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-524
  • Keywords: Africa, education, father involvement, intellectual disabilities, masculinity
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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.