ERIC Number: ED167826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Non-Traditional Learning Programs for Women at B.C. [British Columbia] Post-Secondary Institutions. Discussion Paper 02/79.
Zimmerman, Lillian; Trew, Marsha
Women's educational needs and the viability of postsecondary institutions are inextricably bound. Women are in transition. Increasingly entering the labor force, women see postsecondary institutions as a means of accomplishing new occupational goals. Now a postsecondary student majority, they are, because of their age, part-time status, and large numbers, considered nontraditional. While some exemplary programs for women exist at British Columbia's postsecondary institutions, most nontraditional learning opportunities are ad hoc, peripheral, fragmented and demonstrate a lack of institutional commitment. An institutionally based Women's Access Program should be adopted. Planning and implementation guidelines for such a program have been developed and are included in this report. Program goals are to assist women in obtaining access to postsecondary institutions and community services and resources, and to assist institutions in modifying practices which present barriers to women. Recommendations to the Ministry of Education and a plan to assist institutions achieve these goals have been formulated. Hopefully, institutions will adopt policies which accommodate the needs of women learners. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Change Strategies, Counseling, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Females, Higher Education, Information Needs, Job Training, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Opinions, Part Time Students, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Problems, Program Development, Skill Development, Womens Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Womens Access Programs
Note: For a related document see CE 020 365