Fathers’ involvement in their children’s education is consistently shown to result in better educational outcomes for young people, as well as leading to more positive attitudes, greater enjoyment, better behaviour and – critically – a reduced risk of exclusion (Women doing more home schooling during lockdown than men, 19 February). This applies to primary and secondary education, and relates to the involvement of non-resident fathers as well as fathers in two-parent families. Men clearly need to step up to the mark. But there is also a need for employers to recognise this crucial role and allow time off for fathers – as well as mothers – to play their part and to attend school meetings and consultations.
A cultural change is needed in the UK to acknowledge the all-important role that both parents play in nurturing the next generation, and to give them the necessary support in fulfilling it. As the pandemic has clearly shown, schools cannot educate children on their own.
Alternatives in Education
- Brown v. Board of Education ruling: What to know – Fox News
- L.A. County moving forward with plans to vaccinate education sector – KTLA Los Angeles
- Education groups rip Gunn’s massive tax proposal – Mississippi Today
- Education shoutouts – Salisbury Post – Salisbury Post
- Barnes & Noble Education Unveils COLLEGE 2030, A New Report Offering an Exclusive Outlook Into the Future of Higher Education – Odessa American
- 7 times more poverty for early education teachers than K-8 – EdNC
- Florida lawmakers look at ‘education savings accounts’ – WJXT News4JAX
- Loyola graduate student receives Maryland State Education Association’s Minority Recognition Award – Newsroom – Loyola News
- NEC Expands Doctorate of Education Options to Meet Demand – NEC News & Events