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MORENO ACERO, Iván Darío et al. Family educational practices of a group of teenage mothers in the District of Buenaventura, Colombia. Investig. desarro. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.1, pp.50-86. ISSN 0121-3261.

The purpose of this research is to analyze the methods a group of African-Colombian teenage mothers use to raise and educate their children. The sample group lives in the District of Buenaventura-Colombia, and is considered to live under vulnerable conditions. The methodological approach was qualitative-descriptive, following the hermeneutical-interpretative paradigm. The sample was non-probabilistic, by choice. Seven teens, which became pregnant between the ages of 13 and 17, were interview for this purpose. The most significant finding suggests that the practice used the most by these mothers is the authoritarian type. Although, they alternated it with the democratic and permissive types too. It was found that for these moms it was extremely important the assistance and advice they received from family support teams in order to fulfil their role as new parents. In consequence, it is advised to create new strategies and support groups that will facilitate the child raising practices of teenage families in this region, according to their cultural background and context.

Keywords : teen pregnancy; ethnic minorities; family educational practices; vulnerability.

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