ERIC Number: ED160759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Report to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education on the Regional Continuing Education for Women Program.
Bloom, Barbara A.
The Regional Continuing Education for Women Program (RCEWP), involving Temple University and four community colleges in the Philadelphia area, resulted in the establishment of programs and services at the community colleges to assist adults, particularly women, who are returning to college. It also meant the establishment of a model interinstitutional network for referrals, recruitment, programs, and services among the five cooperating institutions. The advantages of belonging to RCEWP are efficient dissemination of information in useful form; efficient sharing of material resources, increased contact among members, and awareness of other educators' ideas and of community resources; encouragement for professional growth; support and strategies for encouraging institutional change; efficient provision of community services; and a synergistic effect on the services available to adults. The program activities of the network focused on the professional development of educators and services for the community and students. Professional development activities included training seminars, programs and conferences on varied topics, such as program planning, assertiveness training, public speaking, and math anxieties. Community and student services included a women's day on campus, "Women at Work" (a workshop), "Job Rights for Working Women" (a panel), and "Tell-A-Woman" (a monthly newsletter). (This brief report concludes with highlights of the program activities from each of the five participating institutions.) (EM)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adult Education, Adult Students, Assertiveness, Colleges, Consortia, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Faculty Development, Females, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Regional Programs, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.; Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA.; Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.; Montgomery County Community Coll., Conshohocken, PA.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Regional Continuing Education for Women
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