Unfit Subjects: Education Policy and the Teen Mother, by Wanda S. Pillow

By Wanda S. Pillow

Wanda Pillow offers a serious research of federal legislation and polciy in the direction of pregnant kids, representations of sweet sixteen being pregnant in pop culture and academic coverage assesses how colleges supply academic possibilities for college elderly moms. via in- intensity research of particular rules and programmes, either earlier and current, thsi ebook strains America's successes and screw ups in teaching pregnant youth. undeserving topics makes use of feminist, race and poststructural theories to notify a passable academic coverage.

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While anxiety and fear are constantly at work in Carol, the audience must be aware at all times of her struggle to cope with and her effort to control these emotions. 44 Thus the unwed, white teen mother is a young wholesome girl, from a respectable family. She is caught in this situation, and does not wallow in self-pity or bitterness, but protects her family and herself by seeking professional help. This same year, 1960, a popular women’s magazine ran a “True Confessions” series depicting the lives of “normal, middle-class, respectable” women who were at one point in their lives unwed mothers.

20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Marshall, ed. Feminist Critical Policy Analysis I. For explorations into recent critical social educational policy methodologies, see Ball, Politics and Policy Making in Education; Griffith, “Educational Policy as Text and Action,” 415–428; Hargreaves, “Transforming Knowledge,” 105–122; Scheurich, “Policy Archaeology,” 297–316. Abramovitz, Regulating the Lives of Women; Gordon, ed. Women, the State, and Welfare; Kunzel, Fallen Women, Problem Girls; Mink, The Wages of Motherhood; Lawson and Rhode, eds.

C. C. Association stated: [W]e are seeing a different kind of unwed mother. They are not the little girl wronged by a heartless man as a rule or the trade woman of the red light district. C. did not approve of such immoral conduct, the idea was circulated that such young women, the “average American girl,” who were “caught” were not to be reviled, but to be helped. C. ” The production notes for the play state: This play has a teen mother who is attractive, wholesome, and competent. ” Liked both at home and college, she is to all appearances well-adjusted to society and her group.

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