ERIC Number: ED323430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teenage Parents: A Global Perspective.
Crews, Kimberly A.
This instructional packet consists of an essay, a wall poster, and a teacher's guide that provide information and statistics about teenage parents throughout the world. The purpose of these materials is to give junior high and high school students an overview of the health, social, psychological, economic, and demographic effects of teenage childbearing and subsequent parenting from a global perspective. The essay contains pre-reading questions, a discussion of major global trends and social issues affecting teenage mothers, illustrative case studies, a glossary, three worksheets with perforated edges for easy removal, and a list of books and other publications for additional research and reference. The wall poster, "Teen Mothers: Global Patterns" contains five comparative data charts showing: (1) increases in the number of females aged 15-19 in the world, less developed countries, and more developed countries; (2) marriage and childbearing statistics for women ages 16 and 20 in Africa, Latin America, and South Asia; (3) low birth weight babies in the United States; (4) percentage of teenage mothers returning to school after giving birth in Jamaica; and (5) percent of all births to women under age 20 in selected countries. It also provides a demographic table showing the population of females, teenagers, and young mothers in every nation in the world for which these figures are available. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Accompanying wall poster reduced to four regular size pages.