ERIC Number: ED211705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Services to Displaced Homemakers. Community Education Proven Practices II.
Austin Independent School District, TX.
The Redirected Homemakers Project began in August, 1979, as a program to aid displaced homemakers in the assessment and development of skills which could be translated into meaningful, salaried work. The project operated within the office of Community Education of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District. Within the structure of the school district, more than 400 women were served in a 12-month period through classes, counseling, job development, job placement, and referral services--all at no cost to the clients. This publication describes the Redirected Homemakers Project from idea through conception, proposal writing, program development and implementation, funding efforts, and evaluation, with emphasis on how the reader can use the experiences incurred in the Austin project to implement a similar project of community education, regardless of the aim or client population of such a project. Following introductory comments about displaced homemakers and the Austin Redirected Homemakers Project, the guide is divided into seven chapters covering staffing, providing services for displaced homemakers, community education and redirected homemakers, start-up of the project, assessing needs, developing community support, and project evaluation. Throughout the chapters, "On Your Own" sections offer concrete suggestions to the reader on methods of putting into practice the experiences of the Austin project. Appendixes to the document include materials used to recruit clients into the program, client intake forms, sample programs, and a bibliography of sources about displaced homemakers. (KC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Education, Community Resources, Demonstration Programs, Displaced Homemakers, Employment Services, Females, Financial Support, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, Reentry Workers, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.