ERIC Number: ED215182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Needs Assessment: Target Populations--Displaced Homemakers, Single Heads of Households, and Other Special Groups.
A statewide needs assessment in vocational education focused on the needs of displaced homemakers and other special groups in Florida. Specifically, the survey provided (1) a demographic profile of adults in Florida, particularly those described as displaced homemakers, single heads of households, part-time workers, and people desiring work in occupational areas not traditionally considered job areas for their sex; (2) their present employment, if any; (3) their employment aspirations; (4) their need for support services; and (5) their training needs. After conducting 22,465 telephone interviews, researchers coded these data by congressional district, county, and zip code. According to the survey, the average Florida displaced homemaker is a white woman, over 25 years of age, who is interested in securing employment, but who needs assistance in finding a job, acquiring support skills, locating career information, and gaining self-confidence. Besides needing more job training, many single heads of households need help in identifying appropriate careers and jobs as well as information about enrollment in educational programs. Recommendations called for developing educational awareness campaigns, increasing support services to special needs groups, broadening the definitions of the above-mentioned groups, and developing cooperative programs to service both groups. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the National Association for Women Deans, Administrators, and Counselors (1982).