ERIC Number: ED206970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-13
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Re-Entry Women's Life Experience Learning.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.
Adult women returning to paid employment often encounter the belief that homemaking and community volunteer work have no transferability to work experience. Project Access, designed to survey the skills acquired through women's life experience and determine their usefulness in selected direct-entry occupations, showed that the most commonly found skills were most likely to be used in traditional sex-stereotyped occupations. The Experience Description Summary (EDS) was then developed to match relevant skills to jobs previously not considered. Counseling sessions followed administration of the EDS to 155 adult women seeking reentry to paid employment. A follow-up survey of the women who obtained jobs indicated that their job performance was equal to or above that of all recently hired persons. Results suggest that since the EDS is not related to age, race, or other background factors, it may have the potential to enhance sex equity in employment. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project Access
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (St. Louis, MO, April 12-15, 1981).