Assessment of the COFAMI programme for fostering participation in household tasks

Assessment of the COFAMI programme for fostering participation in household tasks

This paper presents an assessment of the parent training programme entitled ‘Family co-responsibility (COFAMI): fostering children’s cooperation and responsibility’ (Maganto & Bartau, 2004), run in collaboration with various parent groups (N=126, mothers=102, fathers=24, boys=136, girls=108). A quasi-experimental design was used, combining both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and the pretest-execution-posttest assessment phases were followed. The conclusions drawn were that the COFAMI programme: 1) fulfils the purpose for which it was designed, namely to foster children’s collaboration and responsibility in household tasks and family life, and to help parents appreciate when established goals and the desired changes have been achieved; 2) has an important impact on the family (on both parents and their children); and 3) was positively assessed by participants, who said they would recommend it as an educational strategy for fostering equality in family life.

Bartau, I. and Etxeberria, J. (2007). Assessment of a training programme for fostering children’s participation in household tasks. Bordón. Revista de Pedagogía 59-4: 541-563 (2007). Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/10810/31153

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JOINT RESPONSIBILITY
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