ERIC Number: ED167308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Every Woman's Right---The Right to Education and Economic Independence.
Suarez, Cecilia Cota-Robles, Ed.; Anguiano, Lupe, Ed.
In an effort to provide positive program and procedural alternatives for personnel working in educational and training programs for low-income women, the book presents the current situation of minority female low-income heads of household, especially the Chicana, and offers solutions and recommendations regarding the education and training of such women. Focusing on the socialization and education of women, Section I consists of an extensive review of racism and sexism, and their effects on women; a report on college and vocational programs that encourage or discourage the entry and completion of postsecondary courses by female low-income heads of household; and a description of the components of a potentially successful junior college recruitment, counseling, and retention program; Section II contains a discussion and analysis of two questionnaires which focused on economic, education, and training problems of female low-income heads of household. Concerning the preparation of low-income women for work, Section III contains a practical solution to their poverty problems. The Aid to Families with Dependent Children program is used to delineate the money wasted in current programs for low-income women and the resultant low level of benefits to the recipients. Accompanying video tapes are available from the National Chicana Foundation. (SB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Fatherless Family, Females, Feminism, Heads of Households, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Low Income Groups, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Racial Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Training, Vocational Education, Welfare Recipients, Womens Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Chicanas
Note: Prepublication version appeared in July, 1978