ERIC Number: ED330939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Program for Parenting Adolescents.
The Calgary Program for Parenting Adolescents (PPA) was designed to provide an opportunity for parenting teenaged girls to complete their high school education. For the purposes of evaluation, surveys were developed for each of the respondent groups: students (n=58), teachers (n=26), PPA staff (n=10), PPA coordinating committee members (n=4), and infant center staff (n=23). The findings revealed that students, teachers, social workers, PPA staff and committee members supported the program. Students expressed concern over their ability to manage studies; maintain attendance; and access assistant principals, social workers, and the nurse. Teachers identified the leniency of school policy, and the lack of information/feedback from PPA and parenting students as problem areas. PPA staff and committee members identified communication, organization, coordination, and leadership as requiring attention, and expressed the need for additional staff training, and inservice. (Appendix A contains the program guidelines; Appendix B gives study results; and Appendix C provides questionnaires and interview schedules.) (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Identifiers: Alberta (Calgary); Canada