ERIC Number: ED059329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Program to Continue the Education of Girls Who Must Leave School Because of Pregnancy, 1970-1971.
The purposes of Detroit's Continuing Education for Girls Project, funded under Title I, ESEA, are as follows: (1) to continue the educational program of girls who might otherwise be compelled to drop out of school either during their pregnancy or permanently after childbirth; and, (2) to provide comprehensive educational, social work, and medical services to meet the multiple needs of the pregnant school-age adolescent. Its primary function is to coordinate in a school setting educational, psychological, health, and social services for girls under 16 years of age who are pregnant. The project endeavors, whenever possible, to include girls over 16 who wish to continue their education. This is a ten- month project with eight weeks summer school session. Girls were carefully selected for admission, so that those given this opportunity were the ones judged most likely to take advantage of the program. During the school year ending August 1971, 233 girls were enrolled in the program. The center accomodates about 110 girls at one time at maximum. Fourteen percent completed their graduation requirements while in the project and received high school diplomas, while 56 percent left the program planning to return to regular school. Fourteen percent dropped from the program. (Author/JM)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; Michigan