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Meeting the educational needs of adolescent parents: One school's approach

1 August 1996


Adolescent parents face a myriad of difficulties and obstacles that vary with each individual teen. While there is no single answer to the many needs of teen parents, many programs that work with this population have been highly successful at meeting their diverse requirements. This paper reviews one successful program aimed at meeting the educational needs of teen parents, the Teen Parent Program at Jackson High School.

While it is difficult to analyze such a program because of its comprehensive nature, I found it relatively easy to focus on three research questions: 1) What makes the program so successful? 2) How does the program meet the individual needs of the students? and 3) Do any areas in the program need improvement to better serve the population? This study seeks to address these questions.


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