ERIC Number: ED284099
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Student Pregnancy. How Schools Can Help Combat Series.
Compton, Nancy; And Others
This book was written to help educators to deal more effectively with pregnant and parenting students by working with both the students and their kinship networks to assure the well-being of teenage parents and their infants and by developing ideas, policies, and procedures to reduce the incidence of unwanted student pregnancies. The six chapters in Part One of the book focus on the student and the school. Chapter 1 examines the scope of the teenage pregnancy problem and looks at its long-term consequences. Chapter 2 explores the expanding role of the school and recommends helpful school responses to pregnant and parenting adolescents. Chapter 3 focuses on how educators can help, offering specific suggestions for school boards, superintendents, principals, teachers, counselors, and other school employees. Chapter 4 looks at classroom interactions and discusses advice-giving, supportiveness, and communication. Chapter 5 stresses the importance of parental involvement and describes ways to get parents involved. Chapter 6 presents a comprehensive approach to prevention. The five chapters in Part Two, "The Student, the School and Society," deal with: (1) determinants of teenage pregnancy; (2) teenage pregnancy and the larger social issues; (3) pregnant and parenting adolescents and their families; (4) pregnant teenagers' decision making; and (5) organizational responses to teenage pregnancy. An appendix contains a sample of networking services for pregnant adolescents, a policy statement on school age parents, and excerpts from various published sources on the problem. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Helping Relationship, Parent Participation, Pregnancy, Prevention, School Personnel, School Role, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups
National Education Association Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Cloth, Stock No. 3288-8, $19.95; paper, Stock No. 3287-X, $10.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.