Title

Virtual Family Life Education: A Qualitative Study of Father Education on the World Wide Web

Keywords

family life education, fatherhood, Internet, parent education, World Wide Web

Abstract

As the World Wide Web continues to expand more families will be using this medium for information on parenting. This study qualitatively analyzed six web sites that did family life education (FLE) with fathers. These sites used instrumental/technical, interpretive, and critical-emancipatory approaches to education. General differences in practice between the sites were identified in relation to the site's producer(s). All sites were also compared in terms of how they used best practices with fathers, were developed, and their numbers of users. Suggestions for Web-based FLE approaches, ethics, and practice are given as well as future research topics.

Original Publication Citation

Morris, S. R., Dollahite, D. C., & Hawkins, A. J. (1999). A qualitative evaluation of the theoretical and ethical foundations and practical implications of father education sites on the world wide web. Family Relations, 48, 23-30.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

1999-1

Publisher

Family Relations

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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