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ERIC Number: ED285998
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-1
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Education Program for Single Parents, Homemakers and Pregnant Students. Final Report June 1, 1986 to June 1, 1987.
Madison County Board of Public Instruction, FL.
An educational/continuing education program was implemented for single parents/homemakers and pregnant teenagers. The program provided training in parenting skills, childhood growth and development, responsibilities of parenthood, the rights of children, decision-making skills, and vocational guidance and directions. Increased opportunity was provided for the participant group to avail themselves of ongoing vocational training programs. During the project year, 40 participants enrolled for program services, out of 52 potential participants. All received vocational counseling and were required to enroll in a vocational class at the local high school or a vocational program at the local junior college. Enrollment in nontraditional vocational areas was encouraged. All participants were referred for services at community agencies as needed. Thirty-two participants who were potential dropouts continued their education. The birth weights of infants born to program participants late in the project were higher, on the average, than birth weights of infants born near the beginning of the project. Prenatal care and infant medical care improved. Scarce and hard-to-find infant care improved as day care homes were established. Transportation to these homes was available as needed. By these means the barriers that prevented the targeted population from participating in an educational program were eliminated. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Madison County Board of Public Instruction, FL.
Note: Best copy available. Project No. DVE 400-15170-7-1-D04.