Teen Mothers in Alternative Education Programs Introduction Carnie offers a high-level definition of alternative education as “approaches that are based on the needs of the individual learners” (2). Within the framework of this definition, few learners pose more pressing needs than teen mothers. In Canada, explains Turner, there are two trends that are rendering the education of teen mothers more difficult: the number of such mothers is increasing, and they are increasingly “viewed by many as a serious drain on state resources” (98). As such, teen mother is simultaneously a pedagogical and a public policy issue. This essay will consider how alternative education programs present a model that can better integrate teen mothers into society....The end:
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