ERIC Number: ED048614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Schools for Pregnant Girls in New York City.
Schreiber, Daniel; Day, Ruby J.
New York City's former policy of excluding pregnant girls from school is briefly reviewed, and the rationale underlying the current program is presented. Six schools for pregnant students are described as multi-disciplined centers which allow the student to continue her full-time education with provision for special health and counseling needs. The Board of Education is viewed as responsible for educating even pregnant students. The objectives of the six schools, funded under Title I ESEA, include: (1) to improve attendance; (2) to increase the incidence of live births among pregnant students; (3) to increase infant care and homemaking skills; (4) to provide the girls with saleable skills; and (5) to change their academic profile. Administrative and operative details are discussed. The paper concludes that the New York City program has met a great need in preventing dropouts and assisting pregnant students to complete the requirements for graduation. A discussion of several areas which require further study and implementation concludes the report. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Bronx, NY.; American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of School Administrators in Atlantic City, New Jersey, February, 1971