Virtual Family Life Education: A Qualitative Study of Father Education on the World Wide Web
family life education, fatherhood, Internet, parent education, World Wide Web
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Morris, Stephanie N.; Dollahite, David C.; and Hawkins, Alan J., "Virtual Family Life Education: A Qualitative Study of Father Education on the World Wide Web" (1999). Faculty Publications. 4213.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
Copyright Use Information