Fathers’ Role in Chinese Children’s Education

  • Zhonghe WuEmail author
  • Song A. An
  • Shuhua An
Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 6)


This chapter discusses father involvement in China from historical and cultural perspectives. Gender roles are examined though a comparison of fathers’ and mothers’ roles in their children’s education in China. This chapter also investigates the factors that influence father’s role in contemporary China and addresses the impact of the labor market and governmental policies on father’s involvement in their children’s education.


Father involvement Children education Parent meeting Direct interactions Home-schooling Labor market Governmental policy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National UniversityCosta MesaUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  3. 3.California State University Long BeachLong BeachUSA

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