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ERIC Number: EJ812426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Innovative Access Programme for Young Mothers Wishing to Train in Childbirth Education: From Concept to Evaluation
Nolan, Mary L.
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v13 n3 p229-240 Oct 2008
This paper describes the conception, planning, implementation and evaluation of an access programme arising out of an innovative collaboration between two charities, Straight Talking and the National Childbirth Trust. The access programme was designed at the request of a group of young mothers who had finished compulsory education and subsequently worked with the Straight Talking organisation, facilitating discussion with students in Years 10 and 11 about teenage pregnancy and parenting. The mothers wanted to acquire further academic, reflective and facilitation skills with a view to enrolling on the Diploma-level antenatal education programme run by the National Childbirth Trust and validated by the University of Bedfordshire. The mothers hoped that they might ultimately work as antenatal teachers with pregnant teenagers and other groups of pregnant women and their families in southwest London. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (London)