ERIC Number: ED083341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Program to Continue the Education of Girls Who Must Leave School Because of Pregnancy, 1971-1972.
McCarthy, James; Syropoulos, Mike
The primary objectives of the Continuing Education of Girls Who Must Leave School Because of Pregnancy Project (CEG), which is funded under Title I of the 1965 Elementary Secondary Education Act, are to reduce the percentage of female dropouts from Detroit schools via the enrollment of 110 pregnant girls in the project, to have the enrolled girls make normal academic progress in a schedule of classes appropriate for their grade level, and to have the girls return to a regular school following the completion of their CEG classes and their pregnancies and complete requirements for their high school graduation. During the school year, the evaluators made many visits to observe the CEG Project in action. They found it projected a warm, non-censuring climate. The fact that every student at CEG shares a common handicap allows them to provide the mutual support for each other that they need to continue their education. These things combined with a low pupil teacher ratio and the additional supportive services of the project have permitted the girls to resume their classes, begin to restore their self-concepts and self-respect, and revive their educational and career aspirations. Only 14 percent of the CEG girls did not continue their education after their enrollment in the project. Of 292 girls who were enrolled during the 1971-72 school year, 33 (or 11 percent) became dropouts, with the remainder either graduating or returning to school to continue their education. CEG girls achieved a slightly higher honor point average in their CEG classes than they had in regular school. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I