The aim of this study is to show the trends and direction of the changes that have occurred in the image of the father, as presented in handbooks for parents in the years 1918–1970. Gradual modifications occurred both in the scope of the duties assigned to father and in his image as promoted in pedagogic literature.In the years 1918–1970 hundreds of guidebooks for parents were published; almost two hundred of them were issued in the Second Polish Republic period. The authors of the interwar guides were both Polish and Western European specialists; secular and associated with the Catholic Church. After 1948, religious books and translations of English, German or French books ceased to appear; reception of Soviet pedagogy has resulted in numerous translations of Soviet books for parents.
Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych Karkonoskiej Państwowej Szkoły Wyższej ; Haratyk, Anna. Red. ; Zakład Historii Edukacji Instytutu Pedagogiki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego ; Walasek, Stefania. Red.