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ERIC Number: ED106919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Coping with Teen-Age Parents.
Slavick, Carol A.
In 1968 the California Education Code section on physically handicapped minors was amended to include pregnant girls. This change was intended to give school districts the responsibility and the funds to develop special classes or schools for teenage pregmant girls. This special class makes it possible to provide more educational materials, equipment, and interdisciplinary services. Adolescent pregnancy requires the services not only of educators, but also of health, welfare, and social agencies. A major defense of the program is the fact that refusing the pregnant girl the opportunity to complete her education is not only a denial of the girl's rights, it also damages both the girl and society through increasing her chances of unemployment, underemployment, and, thus, welfare and dependency. This paper describes the program components and implications of two programs operating in three districts on the San Francisco Peninsula. Although operated differently, the goals and objectives of the two programs are similar. Their major goal is to provide each pregnant student an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and to provide her with a marketable entry-level skill for postsecondary employment or further educational achievement. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (35th, Miami Beach, Florida, April 1975)