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ERIC Number: ED402516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Teen STAR Program.
Klaus, Hanna
Since neither the provision of contraception, nor exhortations to preserve premarital chastity serve the adolescent's need to integrate their now-present biological capacity to procreate into their operational self concept, this study utilized experiential learning about fertility to facilitate the integration of biologic maturity with adolescent emotions, cognition, capacity, life goals, and behavior. Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the Context of Adult Responsibility) was developed to encourage the prevention of teenage pregnancy by offering teen women experiential learning of their normal fertility patterns, coupled with value-oriented discussions for both sexes of the implications of their capacity for becoming a parent on their relationships and life goals. Males and females are separated during the first portion of the two semester long course, so that each group's members can learn about their own bodies and that of the opposite sex. During the second portion of the course, the students are brought together to discuss the social, relational and procreative aspects of sexual relations. Four tables present data and statistical analysis of the effects that the Teen STAR program has upon the behaviors and attitudes of program participants. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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