ERIC Number: ED340873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Girls To Care for Self and Families Project. Annual Report: July 1, 1988-June 30, 1989.
Owensboro Public Schools, KY.
A Preparing Girls Project was incorporated into the Teenage Parent Program, which had been in operation in the Owensboro (Kentucky) City School System since August 1961. It was intended to produce more capable single teen mothers who would be more likely to finish their education and join the labor force. The assessment instruments were reworked to align them with staff goals. Total parenting attitudes improved an average of 1.4 levels on a five-level scale on the "Coping with Parenting" section of the Performance and Attitudinal Standard. All students showed an average gain of 1.8 levels of a possible five levels on career awareness instruments. Students improved scores an average of 66.8 percent in specific parenting skills. A teacher aide who had previously coped and still was coping with difficulties similar to those of the teens served as a role model and interacted with students individually and in small groups. (The brief report is followed by these appendixes: student assessment form, teenage parent program survey, self-awareness study, parenting attitudes inventories, career awareness instruments, and pre- and post-tests on classroom units.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Career Awareness, Career Planning, Child Rearing, Early Parenthood, Females, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenthood Education, Parenting Skills, Pregnancy, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Owensboro Public Schools, KY.