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Greener Journal of  Social Sciences Vol. 3 (3), pp. 120-127, March 2013

  ISSN: 2276-7800 © 2011 GJSS

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 011613388


Access, quality and equity in education for sustainable development in Southern Africa: Child Development


Rittah Kasowe


Zimbabwe Open University


Email: rkasowe @


Men’s practices in children’s lives:
Current practices have shown that most of coupled families are manned by mothers. The majority of fathers are engaged at workplaces. During their free time drinking holes have proved to be men’ entertainment place. The small house issue has also robbed some of the father’s time from their children. Whenever at home fathers appear to dedicate time to media, soccer, politics, and deals or are tired. In this scenario one wonders if men have influence on their children’s upkeep. This paper therefore seeks to establish whether fatherhood is still critical in the development of children. It would be proper to use a descriptive survey in order to establish views of randomly selected men, children and women, on the role being played by fathers in this present scenario. The main question being raised is do men still have time and great influence in their children’s lives, and what values are they inculcating to them? 

Key words: Men, Children’ lives Practices and Role

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