ERIC Number: ED042204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Community Project for Continuing Education, Health and Social Services for Pregnant School Girls.
The Cooperative School for Pregnant School Girls is a program providing continuing education, health and social services, under the administration of the Durham City Schools system. This report outlines the problem and the needs indicated by research; the organization of community support, the steps in developing and conducting the Pilot Project; data about applicants for the project in 1967-68; the objectives and program outlined in the grant proposal, and the establishment of the Cooperative School in the fall of 1968. Funding came from state aid and from Duke University Child Guidance Clinic. A local church donated the necessary space for weekday use. Criteria for admission was established and 17 girls were admitted. Academic classes were held in the morning with credit given toward graduation. Afternoons were spent on health, social, and enrichment programs. The number of referrals and applications, as well as school and community support confirmed the need for such a program and its successful implementation. The research reported herein was funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (KJ)
Descriptors: Community Support, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Pilot Projects, Pregnancy, Program Development, Student Needs, Unwed Mothers
Mrs. Shirley Willis or Mrs. Maurine LaBarre, The Durham Cooperative School, 604 Chapel Hill Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701 (No price is quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Medical Center.