ERIC Number: ED029217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
New Careers in Community Service; Proceedings of the Conference-Workshop. (March 27, 1968).
Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Continuing Education for Women.
The conference on New Careers in Community Service was concerned with voluntary service as well as employment opportunities for women. Opportunities for community service exist in education, health, home economics, welfare, recreation, employment counseling services, and public housing. Supporting services necessary to enable the women to work include counseling and education services, day care centers, and homemaker services. In preparation for careers, women returning to college face such problems as: adjusting to the learning environment; lacking self-confidence; overestimating previous experience and training; facing lack of understanding of the mature personality by administration; limitations of time imposed by her multiple role; and coping with changing family relationships. Other paths to career preparation include inservice training, refresher courses, volunteer work, and self directed study. Current needs in health services are noted, as well as new careers in adult counseling, community organization education, population planning, and urban and regional planning. (A bibliography is included.) (pt)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bibliographies, Career Opportunities, Community Services, Day Care, Education, Employed Women, Employment Services, Health Services, Home Economics, Independent Study, Public Housing, Recreation, Refresher Courses, Regional Planning, Visiting Homemakers, Volunteers, Welfare Services
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Continuing Education for Women.