ERIC Number: ED362807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Moving Parenting Teenagers toward Self-Sufficiency through a Career Awareness Program.
Wise, Janet M.
A practicum was developed to implement a career awareness program for pregnant and parenting teenagers as a part of a continuum of services provided to adolescents by a nonprofit agency. The overall goals of the program were to help participants become aware of their identity and ambitions, to assist them in setting educational and career goals, and to help them in developing an action plan for the attainment of these goals. The established curriculum "Career Choices" (Bingham and Stryker), was used, supplemented by other life-skills materials, two commercially-marketed test instruments, video presentations, and a guest speaker. The seminar was held weekly in the agency's offices; attendance fluctuated between 4 and 11 participants. Transportation and child care were provided through the involvement of volunteers and an informal supper was served each week. All participants completing the program successfully identified one or more areas of career interest and completed a Personal Action Plan meeting minimum standards. Goals set for employment of participants were met but those established for educational continuation fell somewhat short of expectations. The program was successful as a component of services to teenage parents; however, most participants required additional, sustained, and individualized support. The appendixes include a participant Personal Action Plan form and a supplementary questionnaire. (Contains 39 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D Practicum Report, Nova University.