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ERIC Number: ED414065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 270
Abstractor: N/A
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Enhancing Teen Parenting Skills through Practical Experiences in a Public School Child Care Setting.
Reagan, Georgiana
Because of social changes, a large number of teenagers are entering parenthood with little or no parenting education. A need has presented itself for communities, including school districts, to provide parenting education for teens. This practicum project involved the design and implementation of a strategy to provide practical parenting education for teen parents in a school district-based infant-toddler child care center in the southwestern United States. The strategy attempted to enhance the concepts taught in the traditional classrooms by providing hands-on activities for teen parents through a variety of methods. Data collected through pre- and post-tests, homework assignments, and teachers' observations and progress reports indicated that the program had a positive impact. Teen parents, child care center staff, and high school classroom teachers responded favorably to the project. Direct outcomes included a toy lending library, a social service resource directory for students, and the incorporation of the project strategy into the public school's curriculum for parenting classes. (Forty-four appendices include various program materials and survey forms and results. Contains 23 references.) (Author/EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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