ERIC Number: ED186204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
New Directions for Rural Women: A Workshop Leader's Manual.
A field tested workshop program to prepare rural women for education and job opportunities is described in this comprehensive manual for workshop leaders. An introductory chapter states program goals and philosophy and covers planning and implementing the workshops; topics include staff selection, publicity and recruiting, materials, workshop size and design, cost, funding sources, and evaluation. The remaining sections provide detailed information on the workshop components: orientation, values clarification, assertiveness training, information on jobs and education, and evaluation. Twenty workshop activities are described in detail including a statement of the purpose, a description of the group format to be used, a list of materials, and suggestions to the leader for facilitating desired outcomes. Three worksheets provide exercises to help women identify goals and values and formulate plans for achieving goals. The job and education component provides resource materials and activities to help participants identify interests, choose a school or college, get a job, and obtain financial aid. Sample evaluation forms ask participants to evaluate the usefulness of specific workshop activities and identify new knowledge acquired during the sessions. A sample workshop schedule and a bibliography of books and government publications on women and employment are appended. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: The Grail, Loveland, OH.
Identifiers: Rural Women; Womens Educational Equity Act