ERIC Number: ED430206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based and School-Linked Programs for Pregnant and Parenting Teens and Their Children. A Synthesis of Conference Proceedings (Washington, DC, November 5-6, 1997).
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
This booklet presents information gathered at the November 1997 conference conducted by the National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education in cooperation with EduTech, Ltd. The conference brought together educators, social workers, health professionals, researchers, teen parents, grandparents, government officials, and others involved with programs for pregnant and parenting teens. Conference participants considered the following questions: how do education and supportive services influence outcomes for pregnant and parenting teens and their children? what have state and local programs learned about improving outcomes for teen mothers and their children? how can schools more effectively prevent teen pregnancies and delay parenting, while maintaining supportive environments that enable teen parents to continue their education? The research base in adolescent pregnancy and parenting, conference themes, policy implications, and recommendations that came out of the conference are discussed. Appendixes include: "Conference Agenda and Participants List"; "Silver Springs High School Model for Pregnant and Parenting Teens"; "Painful Choices" (Katherine Boo); "Classrooms Brace for Teen-Aged Parents, and Babies" (Felicia R. Lee). (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Day Care, Early Parenthood, Educational Policy, Federal Government, Graduation, Health, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Parents, Pregnant Students, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Prevention, Secondary Education, Social Support Groups, State Government
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Early Childhood Development and Education (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.