ERIC Number: ED185935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Review Article: Barriers to Academic Re-Entry Women and How to Overcome Them.
A literature review of barriers to women who re-enter higher education studies is presented. Several factors are thought to influence the experience of re-entry women: the type of institution she attends, the type of program that she finds there, and her personal and social situation. Re-entry women are discussed in terms of inner city women, low income women, and middle and upper-middle class woman. Ekstrom's (1972) classification of barriers to re-entry (dispositional, situational, and institutional barriers) and Astin's (1976) variables (program-related, time of classes, location, distance, etc. and personal variables) are considered. The following concerns are examined: regulations of colleges, application and admissions, faculty/staff attitudes, nontraditional credit, scheduling and other academic reforms, special services, counseling, unfamiliarity with the system, financial need, time management and role strain, child care, rusty skills and inadequate preparation, support of family and friends, commuting, health and fatigue, attitudes and personality, and guilt and anxiety. A bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Students, College Environment, College Students, Educational Opportunities, Females, Higher Education, Married Students, Nontraditional Students, Reentry Students, Stress Variables, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Problems, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Program on Women.
Note: For related documents see HE 012 649 and HE 012 651.