ERIC Number: ED317835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Self-Sufficiency of Teen Parents. TASPP Brief.
TASPP Brief, v1 n6 Dec 1989
This document identifies the costs of teen pregnancy in terms of high dropout rates, long-term educational decrements, the increased risks of the children of teen parents, loss of human capital, and increased welfare costs. Prevention and intervention and the features of operationally successful program models are included under the topic of enhancing the employability of teen parents. Components of operationally successful programs were identified as comprehensiveness, support services, warm program atmosphere, structured peer support groups, individualization, flexible program scheduling, long-term follow-up services, staffing, holistic approach, case management, and funding diversification. Program deficiences and gaps in service provision are identified as problems with current programs for teen parents. The concluding recommendation is that high quality vocational programming must be included as part of a comprehensive programming effort for teen parents. A 16-item reference list is included. (CML)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Education Work Relationship, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Potential, Flexible Scheduling, Human Capital, Individualized Education Programs, Out of School Youth, Outcomes of Education, Pregnant Students, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Product of the Technical Assistance for Special Populations Program (TASPP), College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Site.