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ERIC Number: ED026569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Reference Count: 0
The Need for Adult Education of Married Women in the Lower Socio-Economic Levels in Vancouver.
A study was made of the educational needs of married women of lower socioeconomic status in three widely divergent inner city areas of Vancouver, British Columbia. Reasons for nonparticipation in adult education were also sought. The majority of respondents in these areas were married, aged 15-44, with one to four children. Most had gone beyond Grade 8, but only 1/3 had completed high school. Most of the past and present participants in continuing education were high school graduates. Tuition fees, lack of child care facilities, transportation and related costs, feelings of academic inadequacy, and (mainly among new Canadians) fear of institutionalized programs were major reasons for nonparticipation. A conflict of priorities appeared to exist between needs perceived by resource personnel and needs perceived by the respondents themselves. Resource persons stressed organizational objectives; most of the women stressed education for future employment. Despite differing priorities, both groups saw needs in the areas of cultural orientation, family relationships, nutrition and home management, citizenship, and employment. Program success requires that these married women share in planning, and that their priorities be reflected in the curriculum. (author/ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia; British Columbia (Victoria); Canada; Vancouver
Note: M.A. Thesis.