Adolescent Parenthood and Education: Exploring Alternative Programs

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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A presentation of strategies for developing and implementing academic alternative education programs for childbearing teenagers, unique for its attention to the stories of all groups involved including adolescent parents, families, service providers, and policy makers. Pilat Purdue U. studies five alternative education models and offers practical suggestions for implementation, describes the complexities of teen parent life, and surveys the services, programs, and policies necessary for educational initiatives. Includes 12 appendices related to the research design and data, protocols for interviews, forms for procedures, demographic data, and child care requirements. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Series Editor's Preface
Ch. 1 A Practitioner's Perspective 3
Ch. 2 A Researcher's Perspective 9
Ch. 3 The Setting 19
Ch. 4 The Alternative Education Center for Young Mothers 29
Ch. 5 The Voice of Adolescent Parents 41
Ch. 6 The Voice of Support People 67
Ch. 7 The Voice of Direct-Service Providers 71
Ch. 8 The Voice of Administrators 83
Ch. 9 The Voice of Policymakers 89
Ch. 10 Summary and Recommendations 97
Ch. 11 Alternative Education 117
Ch. 12 A Comparison of the Models 127
Ch. 13 A Portrait from Practice 165
Ch. 14 Recent Trends 179
Ch. 15 Points to Consider 185
App. A Research Design 190
App. B Protocol for Interviews with Policymakers 192
App. C Community Demographic Data Sheet - Documents and Archival Materials Checklist 193
App. D Data Sheets for Clients and Family Support 195
App. E Survey of Students 197
App. F Protocol for Interviews with Service Providers 202
App. G Protocol for Interviews with Program Administrators 204
App. H Form for Observational Notes 205
App. I Tutorial Procedures and Forms 206
App. J Demographics for Client Living Arrangements and the Outreach Program 215
App. K Child Care Requirements 217
App. L Alternative Education Center for Young Parents: Educational and Vocational Profile of 232 Cases (January through December 1989) 221
References 223
Further Reading 225
Index 231
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