Special Issue "Family and Parent Education: Promises, Challenges and Future Directions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: family and parent education; divorce education; family therapy; parenting programs; early years intervention & education; SEL programs
Family Education is at the core of international recommendations of different types of organizations (e.g. United Nations; World Health Organization; World Economic Forum) that aim to improve the well-being of children, parents and families, especially those most often left behind.
Nevertheless there are no commonly accepted standards for family and parenting education and for the training and profile of family and parenting educators. In contrast there are highly regarded benchmarks of appropriate practice in early childhood education and adult education.
Is also common the absence of a solid an articulated national or regional parenting strategy involving the different stakeholders.
The aim of the present issue is to contribute to the advance of Family and Parenting Education as a field of study, research and intervention, deepening its promisses, challenges and future directions.
The articles in this special issue can then address the following questions: Which place for Family Education in the scientific field of the Educational Sciences? What do we mean when we refer to family interventions, named family and parenting education, compared with other kind of interventions with families (from minimal involvement with families to family therapy)? What to we expect from the parent and family educators and what kind of training should they have according to that? How can innovative teaching tools in the Internet make delivering parenting education online possible and offer new possibilities for intervention? What are the barriers and facilitators of parent education interventions, in different contexts (health, community, school, ...) and with families that face different types of risk factors and/or adversity? There is research space for a more “family-centered” approach moving from group level, variable centered research strategies to more within-family, person centered strategies? How can context-specific studies of family and parent education contribute to the design of social policies and strategies?Dr. Maria Filomena Gaspar
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- Family Education
- Parent Education
- Family & Parent Educators
- Positive Parenting