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Redefining fatherhood : a report from the Caribbean

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Abstract: Janet Brown is Tutor/Coordinator of the Caribbean Child Development Centre, School of Continuing Studies, University of the West Indies. Barry Chevannes is Dean and Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies. In this article, they review the systematic focus of the University over 13 years on the differences between what mothers contribute to childrearing and the contributions of fathers. To do that, they discuss what has been discovered across Caribbean countries through a regional survey (1987); a pilot study called ‘The Contribution of Caribbean Men to the Family’ (1991-92); and a participatory research project called ‘The Gender Socialisation Project’ (1993-19952. They then reflect on some of the outcomes of this continuing work, showing the breadth and depth of the approaches that are necessary if there is to be effective change.
Authors: Brown, J. , Chevannes, B.
Category: Research
End Page: 37
Serial number: 97
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , men , women , participation
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2001
Region: Caribbean
Right: © 2001 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 25
Title: Redefining fatherhood : a report from the Caribbean