ERIC Number: ED427281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Compendium of School-Based and School-Linked Programs for Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents.
National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Media and Information Services.
The Office of Educational Research and Improvement National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education (ECI), in cooperation with EduTech Ltd., consulted with representatives of government and nongovernment organizations to gather information about school-based and school-linked programs for teen mothers. The representatives reported that programs reduce the number of low-weight babies among teen mothers who are enrolled in the programs, but the programs are limited and serve only a small percentage of pregnant mothers. In addition, long-term objectives, such as improved high school completion for mothers and school readiness for their young children, are more difficult to achieve, even for those adolescents who are in programs. Government and nongovernment officials identified some programs that they considered noteworthy, and EduTech found information about other programs in existing databases. EduTech coordinated with program directors and compiled information for this compendium. The compendium is not inclusive but profiles programs for pregnant and parenting teens and their children throughout the country that are based in public schools, alternative schools, community facilities, and medical facilities. Each entry provides the following information about the program: sponsoring agency, contact information, annual budget, primary funding sources, mission, profile, description of service model, and evaluation methods. (Author/MKA)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Media and Information Services.
Note: EduTech, Ltd. developed this publication under a U.S. Small Business Administration contract.