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Lifelong Learning Project - School Inclusion - Preventing Early School Leaving

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TITOLO DELLA PUBBLICAZIONE:

Young Mothers: A study of Young Single Mothers in Two Communities

NOME E COGNOME DELL’AUTORE/I:

Valerie Richardson

EDITORE:

UCD Dublin

LUOGO E DATA DELLA PUBBLICAZIONE:

Ireland 2000

TIPOLOGIA DELLA PUBBLICAZIONE:

Report

LINGUA DELLA PUBBLICAZIONE:

English

DESCRIZIONE DEI CONTENUTI:

This report resulted from an initiative taken by the Vincentian Partnership for Justice who had identified the issue of young single mothers as a research priority for the Millennium. This research project has a number of objectives:
 To promote understanding and knowledge based on systematic research of a sub group of the lone parent population in Ireland.
 To document the experiences and current situation of young single mothers in two local areas.
 To identify their perceived needs not only materially, but in terms of social support, social integration, education, training and employment.
 To examine how having children at a relatively young age has impacted on their lives
 To explore the possible role of voluntary organisations and community groups in initiatives to improve the quality of life of young single mothers and that of their children.
It indicated that adolescent childbirth is associated with low educational achievement, lack of employment opportunities, low socio-economic status and low self esteem, all of which contribute to the likelihood of early pregnancy as well as to the consequences of it
The study found that the impact of teen pregnancy had a significant impact on lifestyle and educational attainment. There was a low level of educational attainment among the women, together with early school leaving. The majority of the women had left school prior to their pregnancy and regretted this, hoping to return to education at a later time. However, the main aspirations for the future of their children were that they should remain in education and use that education to obtain good employment. They were adamant that they did not want their children to make the same mistakes they had done, particularly in relation to early school leaving. The findings of this study give rise to a number of recommendations which fall into three main areas: prevention, current support and future initiatives.

AUTORE DELLA RECENSIONE:

Ann Caulfield

ISTITUZIONE:

Mayo Education Centre

RUOLO:

Researcher



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15 November 2012

[email protected] at the Future of Education Conference

The [email protected] projet will be presented at the third edition of the “Future of Education” international conference, held in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013. Over 250 participants from all over the world will attend the conference. The conference participants belong to the sectors of higher education, school education, vocational education and training as well as adult education, therefore representing all of the target groups of the [email protected] project.

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