Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Nationwide, pregnant and parenting adolescents are at tremendous medical, social, economic, and educational risk. Pregnancy is the greatest single reason why girls drop out of school. Unemployment and welfare dependency are high for adolescent mothers. Current law mandates that Minnesota schools cooperate with human service agencies in the education planning process and with the needs of pregnant and parenting students.

This research study is an analysis of the Minneapolis Public Schools adolescent pregnant and parenting policy in regards to continuing education. The analysis includes history of the problem, definitions of the issue, underlying values, strengths and limitations of the policy, identification of program strategies, and recommendations to better serve this growing population.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Zurek.CR

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