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ERIC Number: ED023375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 20
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Junior College: An Attraction to Women.
Shoulders, Betty
Since, with changing marriage and career patterns, women have been re-examining their educational possibilities, this study considered: (1) whether women in small towns had motives different from those in large cities, (2) if motives differed with age, (3) how levels of aspiration differed, and (4) how vocational plans varied according to occupational choice and full- or part-time employment. Questionnaires were sent to selected women over 22 years old at two small-town and two metropolitan colleges. The replies showed: (1) motives were the same in large or small towns, (2) motives did differ according to age, (3) most women aspired to a bachelor's degree, (4) of the small-town women, 64% wanted to teach, while only 19% of the metropolitan women were interested in teaching, 19% in business or secretarial courses, and the rest in miscellaneous fields, and (5) 64% from small towns and 75% from larger cities planned on full-time employment. The study includes comments by the respondents on their difficulties in resuming their education, their perceptions of the junior college, and their personal feelings. Further research is recommended on (1) orientation of part-time students, (2) a flexible attendance program, (3) flexible scheduling for part-time students, (4) better counseling for part-time students, (5) financial aid for part-time students, and (6) experimental methods and materials for adult students. (HH)
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Identifiers: Missouri