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ERIC Number: ED517097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 325
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-4777-5
Silence No More: A Transformative Transcendental Phenomenological Study Investigating the Experiences of Teen Mothers Who Go to College in the Rural Southeast
Rogers, Angela Marie Wilson
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Clemson University
According to ethnographer Kristin Luker (1996) "most poignantly, in the vast majority of cases, giving birth while still a teenager is a pledge of hope, an acted-out wish that the lives of the next generation will be better than those of the current generation, that this young mother can give her child something that she never had." Unfortunately, teen pregnancy prevention rhetoric, which often perpetuates the negative socially constructed image of teenage mothers, frequently focuses on the economic costs that teen pregnancy is reported to have. Not enough research has been devoted to the individual experiences of teen mothers, in particular teen mothers who go to college. This dissertation will use a transformative transcendental phenomenological approach to examine the experiences of teenaged mothers who go to college in the rural Southeastern United States, It will attempt to answer the question, "What does it mean to be a teen mother who goes to college in a rural setting?" The author will identify themes that emerged from phenomenological interviews in which teen mothers who went on to two and four-year colleges share their experiences. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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