Unfit Subjects: Educational Policy and the Teen Mother / Edition 1

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Wanda Pillow presents a critical analysis of federal law and polciy towards pregnant teens, representations of teen pregnancy in popular culture and educational policy assesses how schools provide educational opportunities for school aged mothers. Through in- depth analysis of specific policies and programmes, both past and present, thsi book traces America's successes and failures in educating pregnant teens. Unfit Subjects uses feminist, race and poststructural theories to inform a satisfactory educational policy.

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"Pillow’s potent, sophisticated text takes its place within a growing body of feminist scholarship that seeks to interrupt the demonization of pregnant and mothering teens and their symbolic use in debates about declining family values…[this text is] a useful call to action for school workers committed to equitable schooling practices, for scholars interested in gender and education issues, and for advocates for the rights of young mothers to reach their full human potential."—Lucy E. Bailey, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering (2009), Vol. 9, No. 1: 236-237
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415944939
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/12/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,503,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Constructing Teen Pregnancy as a Problem 17
2 Title IX and the Discursive Climate of Education for School-Age Mothers 55
3 Schooling Responses to Teen Mothers 79
4 The Teen Mother as a Student 111
5 The "Dual-Role" Model of Schooling the Teen Mother 139
6 Incitement to Discourse 173
7 Education for Teen Mothers 217
Bibliography 229
Index 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2004

    No simple answers

    Here's a subject that has been topical and controversial in the US for decades. How should the public education system accomodate pregnant teenagers? Many politicians lament the high rates of teen pregnancy. But what to do once she is pregnant and does not want an abortion? Pillow offers a thoughtful discourse on various aspects. Non American readers will note the constant reference to US Federal policies, like Title 9, which requires schools not to discriminate against these women. Pillow discusses the interplay of racial and ethnic factors. Especially the persistently high rate of unwed black pregnancy. What sort of counselling should be offered is also reviewed. Like, what to say regarding possible career paths, or the related topic about the availability of affordable childcare. She provides no simple answers. Possibly there are none.

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