ERIC Number: ED091632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation for Parenthood. Evaluation Plan and Program Evaluation.
Blackmon, Michael E.
Preparation for Parenthood is a city-wide program designed for the purpose of: (1) decreasing the complication of pregnancy for school-age girls due to poor nutrition and poor prenatal care, and consequently reducing infant mortality, mental retardation, and birth defects; and (2) enabling the girls to continue their educational ambitions, thus enhancing their prospective attainment of social goals. Any pregnant girl residing in the Waco Independent School District is eligible for admission by providing a signed statement from a medical doctor that she is pregnant and signed approval by a parent to attend the special classes. This paper is an outline of the program evaluation plan which is intended to assess the project's effectiveness in the following areas: (1) promoting continuance in school, (2) improving the outcome of pregnancy, and (3) reducing the number of subsequent pregnancies. A comparison with control groups will provide the measure of effectiveness. The evaluation design will lend itself to direct and continuous feedback to the program and enable programmatic changes during the academic year. The continuous feedback from such a design will permit changes in the program to be made at the end of each semester rather than waiting until the end of the year. (RWP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Waco Independent School District, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas