ERIC Number: ED040448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
Returning Adult Women Students: Pre- and Post-Counseling Attitudes and Plans.
Fought, Carol A.
The rationale for conducting programs for the adult women who are seeking an "educational course of action" is based on the discontinuities in life styles experienced by women which make it extremely difficult and frustrating for them to contribute their talents to society. Personal characteristics of the women in a non-credit exploration course included: (1) average age of 40; (2) most were married and had children. The most significant change of interests before and after enrolling occurred with the group of women who, upon entering the course, were undecided as to their goals. The adult woman's academic achievement was noticeable above that of typically aged undergraduates. The counseling conducted with these women was reality-based. Several stages were readily apparent: (1) readiness stage; (2) the exploration stage; (3) the action stage. The broader program at Ohio State University consists of more than described above. Basically, a pre-admission service is provided, supportive services for enrolled women is given, and counseling for typically aged students is available to inform them on changing life styles of women. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970