ERIC Number: ED329849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy: What Educators Need To Know.
Flamer, Mary Guess; Davis, Elaine P.
The purpose of this guide for educators is to provide strategies that schools can adopt to discourage teenage pregnancy. The first section describes adolescent pregnancy in New Jersey, including education efforts to address adolescent pregnancy, and statistics on adolescent fertility. The second section addresses familial, media and peer effects on adolescent sexual behavior, and includes a summary of the research. The third section compares adolescent sexual behavior and academic achievement. Student dropout statistics and characteristics are presented, then student aspirations, motivations and academic achievement are discussed as they relate to sexual behavior. Section 4 presents recommendations for school implementation, targeting key areas for program development and implementation. These include: (1) school leadership; (2) curriculum enhancement; (3) social service linkages; (4) after-school activities and programs; and (5) parent education. Adolescent pregnancy advocacy organizations and prevention programs are listed in appendices. (LLL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.