ERIC Number: ED216233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Learning from Experience. A Handbook for Adult Women Students.
Branch, Audrey; And Others
This handbook is a guide to making the most of a work experience educational program for adult women. It is appropriate for independent study or use in a structured program. Part 1 on preparing oneself for a work experience educational program is designed to guide a woman in learning more about herself. Each of the seven sections contains some reading and exercises on these topics: becoming a student again, implications of decision to return to school, experiential learning, self-assessment, career planning, educational planning, and credit for prior learning. Part 2 makes suggestions for finding a job/developing one's own placement. Three sections focus on organizing a job search, employment market, and the hidden job market. Part 3 presents guidelines for taking full advantage of the work experience. Section 1, on preparing for learning on the job, is designed for completion before the job begins. Sections 2-10 contain exercises designed for use after starting work. Areas covered are determining work values, orientation to the workplace, role in the workflow, career ladders, psychology of the workplace, culture and sociology of the workplace, political dimensions of the workplace, economics, and reflections and conclusions. A brief annotated bibliography is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Employed Women, Experiential Learning, Females, Job Placement, Job Search Methods, Orientation, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Educational Objectives, Work Attitudes, Work Environment, Work Experience Programs
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.