ERIC Number: ED198380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
How About a Little Strategy? An Idea Book for Mothers in School or Training.
Paull, Barbara I.
This guidebook was developed to aid mothers who are attending school or training programs and also have preschool or school-age children at home, to find new approaches to their complicated life situations. Based on the experiences of 215 women in Allegheny County Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), the booklet describes some of the problems they faced as they went through their educational programs, and shows some of the practical, workable ways in which they attacked their problems, i.e., their strategies. The guide is divided into two sections. Section 1 describes six "case histories" of women in various marital, family, income level, and social status situations (composites drawn from many women in these categories), and relates their problems with money, child care, relationships to husbands and other family members; it then shows how they are coping and makes suggestions about how they could attack their problems more effectively. Part 2 presents some ideas for women preparing to start an educational program. Topics covered include choosing a school or training program, financial help, child care, choosing a career, and support networks. Names and addresses of potentially helpful organizations, as well as suggested references, are provided. The book concludes with a list of model programs for school administrators, counselors, trainers, and teachers that address the needs of women. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Choice, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Citations (References), Coping, Divorce, Educational Planning, Family Life, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Females, Financial Problems, Homemakers, Marital Status, Married Students, Models, Mothers, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Resource Materials, Spouses, Student Financial Aid, Student Problems, Student School Relationship, Training Methods, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: KNOW, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Allegheny County)