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CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction, rationale and orientation; 2. Land of my fathers and sons: An overview; 3. The literature on fathers and sons; 4. 'Wait 'til your dad gets home': Fathers, masculinity and role(play); 5. 'In my day...': Fathers and sons as pupils; 6. Fathers and early nurturing; 7. Being a teaching dad: Trails and tribulations; 8. Fathers as classroom helpers; 9. Who needs them? Non-resident fathers; 10. Dealing with difficulties: SEN and disabilities; 11. Tyrants on the touchline: Fathers and sport; 12. Fathers and bereavement; 13. Bad dads, bad lads: Fathers, sons and 'criminal careers'; 14. 'Is that your dad?': Fathers outside the school gates; 15. Young fathers; Useful resources for fathers and sons; References; Index.

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Philip Garner is Professor of Education at Nottingham Trent University and Peter Clough is Professor of Education at Queen's University, Belfast.


The qualitative narrative accounts from three generations of fathers and sons not only provide a unique insight into expectations and personal beliefs surrounding father and son relationships and education, they also help identify cultural shifts and new expectations regarding fatherhood. - Studies in the Education of Adults

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