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  2. page Conclusion edited This Wiki looks at the recent popular culture media sensation about teenage pregnancy, and goes de…
    This Wiki looks at the recent popular culture media sensation about teenage pregnancy, and goes deeper to find the causes, and who is most affected by teen pregnancy. We discuss how teenage pregnancy prevention is taught in the public school system, and how a lack of funding and legislation such as the Reform Act of 1996 correlates with the increase in teen pregnancy rates in low income areas, and with Black and Hispanic teenage girls. We also look at culture, and how being culturally relevant can help to reach certain underrepresented groups when it comes to teaching teen pregnancy prevention. We demonstrate how culture plays a large role in this issue, and understanding culture, being culturally literate and a caring teacher can make the teaching of teen pregnancy prevention more effective. We also provide solutions for you, and resourceful links where you can find more information on the topic of teenage pregnancy.
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  3. page Links on Teen Pregnancy edited Here you will find links where you can find more information on teenage pregnancy: http://www.it…
    Here you will find links where you can find more information on teenage pregnancy:
    http://www.itsyoursexlife.com/iysl
    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/shasta-diablo/pregnancy-prevention-22701.htm
    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/shasta-diablo/teen-peer-educators-22703.htm
    http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf
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  4. page Culturally Relevant Teaching edited ... Culture is something that we are familiar with, and each of us have our own cultures that we i…
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    Culture is something that we are familiar with, and each of us have our own cultures that we identify with and relate to. This is also the case with our students; each student brings various cultural experiences and knowledge to the classroom. Caring teachers are culturally relevant teachers. Culturally relevant teaching is “an approach to instruction that responds to the sociocultural context and seeks to integrate the cultural context of the learner in shaping an effective learning environment” (Pang, 337). Culturally relevant teachers also serve as cultural mediators, by understanding the value systems of their students and acting to bridge the gap in situations when the behaviors and values of their students conflict with mainstream ideas. Culturally relevant teachers are also observant and aware of cultural context, are culturally literate, and use this to make their teaching more effective.
    Culturally relevant teaching is especially important when teaching about teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy has recently become a staple in popular culture as it has been featured in movies, television shows, and magazine articles that are geared towards a high school aged audience. Teen pregnancy is something that happens across social and economic lines. How ever, it’s especially prominent in with African American and Hispanic girls which has created a disparity in unintended teen pregnancies.
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    the nation. The Published report found at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf.
    National levels by race and ethnicity:
    • Among black women aged 15–19, the nationwide pregnancy rate fell by 45% (from 223.8 per
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  5. page Culturally Relevant Teaching edited ... Culture is something that we are familiar with, and each of us have our own cultures that we i…
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    Culture is something that we are familiar with, and each of us have our own cultures that we identify with and relate to. This is also the case with our students; each student brings various cultural experiences and knowledge to the classroom. Caring teachers are culturally relevant teachers. Culturally relevant teaching is “an approach to instruction that responds to the sociocultural context and seeks to integrate the cultural context of the learner in shaping an effective learning environment” (Pang, 337). Culturally relevant teachers also serve as cultural mediators, by understanding the value systems of their students and acting to bridge the gap in situations when the behaviors and values of their students conflict with mainstream ideas. Culturally relevant teachers are also observant and aware of cultural context, are culturally literate, and use this to make their teaching more effective.
    Culturally relevant teaching is especially important when teaching about teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy has recently become a staple in popular culture as it has been featured in movies, television shows, and magazine articles that are geared towards a high school aged audience. Teen pregnancy is something that happens across social and economic lines. How ever, it’s especially prominent in with African American and Hispanic girls which has created a disparity in unintended teen pregnancies.
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    the nation. The Published report found at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf.
    National levels by race and ethnicity:
    • Among black women aged 15–19, the nationwide pregnancy rate fell by 45% (from 223.8 per
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    • Among all racial and ethnic groups, the birthrate reversed its downward trend in 2006 for the
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    from http://www.project.org/info.php?recordID=414 * The published report found at http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/USTPtrends.pdf
    This raises the question: Why are young Black and Hispanic girls more likely to have unintended teen pregnancies?
    This is when being a culturally relevant teacher will be especially helpful. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and understanding that each student has certain values, beliefs, and knowledge about life will help you as a teacher be able to teach culturally complicated subjects such as teen pregnancy prevention.
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  7. page Culturally Relevant Teaching edited ... • Among all racial and ethnic groups, the birthrate reversed its downward trend in 2006 for th…
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    • Among all racial and ethnic groups, the birthrate reversed its downward trend in 2006 for the
    first time in more than a decade.
    {Teen_Birth_Rate.jpg} Graph from http://www.project.org/info.php?recordID=414
    This raises the question: Why are young Black and Hispanic girls more likely to have unintended teen pregnancies?
    This is when being a culturally relevant teacher will be especially helpful. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and understanding that each student has certain values, beliefs, and knowledge about life will help you as a teacher be able to teach culturally complicated subjects such as teen pregnancy prevention.
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  8. page Introduction - Teen Pregnancy and Education edited The {BABY_ii.jpg} {baby.jpg} {monkey_baby.jpg} The Costs of Teen Pregnancy isn't just a pro…

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    Teen Pregnancy isn't just a problem with a single layer to it, it can be broken up into many different facets that can affect more people than just the parents and baby. When parents are expecting they need to think about the different costs that will be associated with the prenatal visits, the delivery (assuming all goes well and there are no issues that arise), and raising a child. Depending on the parents' economical back ground, poor and low-income teens will feel the need to drop out of school, in fact according to California Department of Education, "70% of teen mothers drop out of high school, making pregnancy the primary reason young women drop out early. Only 30% of teen mothers complete high school by age 30, compared to 76% of women who delay parenthood until age 21 or older." The big problem with this statistic is, from the same source, "poor and low-income teens—who make up approximately 40% of the adolescent population - account for 83% of teens who give birth." (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/cg/pp/teenpregnancy.asp)
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    rates” (http://ari.ucsf.edu/science/reports/abstinence.pdf) And even if they teaching about preventing STIs, they are leaving out ways to prevent pregnancies through birth control as seen in this article on MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39195543/ns/health-kids_and_parenting/) According to
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    Is Money the Only Problem?
    It doesn't always come down to money with the problems at hand. Teachers need to realize that each student comes from a unique background. Culture helps shape and define the way we think and act. Depending on each students background, a teacher of sexual education will need to consider multiple methods that can fit into guide lines set up by different factors in their student's lives, from parents to religion. Roughly 70% of Latinos are of the Catholic faith, which doesn't allow the use of contraceptives. This can lead to a feeling of shame or embarrassment when the topic is addressed. It is crucial for the instructor to be aware of situations like this when guiding their class, as to not put anyone on the spot or make them uncomfortable.
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