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Advice on engaging fathers in children’s education in schools and family learning programmes, and looking at how fatherhood is represented in schools.

External research » Schools
Practice » Schools
13 October 2014
  Primary school children who took part with their fathers in a simple literacy intervention promoted by the Fatherhood Institute, have been shown to have made better progress at reading, writing and numeracy. 
Blog » Schools
8 September 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: New evidence from ‘Read On. Get On.’, a Save the Children campaign launching today, suggests the need has never been greater for dads to read regularly with their children. 
Practice » Schools
26 June 2014
Martin Andrews, dads support worker at Grandpont Children’s Centre in Oxfordshire, writes:   I organise regular fortnightly Saturday morning stay and play sessions with male carers. 
Practice » Schools
19 May 2014
We asked dads in south London to tell us what they thought about Fathers Reading Every Day – our supported reading programme for schools, nurseries and children’s centres. 
FI research » Schools
Practice » Schools
23 July 2013
Young fathers (aged 16-24) are some of the most invisible, marginalised and vulnerable parents in the UK. Many – though by no means all – have grown up in difficult circumstances, are on low incomes or benefits, have few academic qualifications and relatively poor career prospects. 
FI research » Schools
22 July 2013
‘For too long, our culture has treated boys who become fathers . . . as detached misfits who are the architects of many of our nation’s problems, rather than seeing these youth for who they really are: young men trying to navigate a complex array of difficult life circumstances that place them at a tremendous disadvantage’ (Kiselica, 2008).