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ERIC Number: ED215138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Creating: A Place for Women.
Thoen, Gail A.; Weiner, Janice
The Women's Place is a community adult education program to provide a creative environment in which knowledge, skills, and feelings can be shared in an ambiance in which meaningful relationships can develop. Its antecedent was a women's support group formed in the summer of 1978. In 1979 the YWCA was chosen as sponsor of this on-going monthly program. As the means to implement the program's aims, a unique panel method has been developed. A keynote speaker is followed by a discussion by guest panelists and then a question and answer period. The audience then is divided into small sections to which the keynote speaker assigns tasks stimulating exploration of the evening's topic. Data collected from January 1979 through July 1980 from 226 women indicated the typical Women's Place member is a comfortable middle class woman who reports highly intense dissatisfaction with herself, job, and marriage. Although afraid of change, she feels an inner pressure to do so. Data indicate success of the model is applicable to other adult education settings and contain a wide variety of topics. The model illustrates need for such programs and the fact that adult educators and community agencies are in a position to meet this need. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Support Groups
Note: Not available in paper copy due to broken print.