ERIC Number: ED026617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Educational Retraining Requirements of the Older Female Labor Pool Returnee.
Kaufman, Charles Wesley
A study was made of factors in mature female curriculum planning in Tucson, Arizona, vocational institutions. The study included a community facilities inventory, employer needs and attitudes, needs and interests of women 35 and older, and determination of how well the needs of industry could be fulfilled by community assets and human resources. A questionnaire and interview survey of employer needs showed favorable attitudes toward employing mature females and provided a list of occupations available presently and five years hence. Results of a similar investigation of mature women's needs and attitudes included the following: (1) the majority were interested in returning to work; (2) type of occupation desired varied directly with community social status; (3) monetary need was the prime motive at all levels, but at higher social levels boredom was also an important factors; (4) higher social groups were already well trained and would need only retraining, while lower groups would need complete vocational training. Data on mature women were analyzed by a five-category socioeconomic scale. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Resources, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Facilities, Females, Industry, Research, Retraining, Socioeconomic Status
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.