ERIC Number: ED219545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Greater Resources and Opportunities for Working Women. Project Opportunity.
Fox, Shirley Robock; And Others
Based on Project Opportunity (a cooperative project to provide union affiliated women with opportunities for career exploration, job counseling, and continuing education), this handbook is a guide to encourage the establishment of on-going programs whose basic purpose is to expand the educational and career development opportunities for working women. It is intended for use by a wide variety of organizations whose members may or may not belong to unions. The handbook contains five chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the book and provides an overview of Project Opportunity, while chapter 2 explains how to conduct a needs assessment to determine local needs for such a program. Chapter 3 then addresses the development of a program designed to meet the needs identified through the assessment process; establishing a resource center is the focal point of the program. In chapter 4, techniques which local administrators can use are presented, while the final chapter suggests ways to get organizations to undertake and support an opportunities program, including outreach, orientation, and organization. The appendix contains an annotated bibliography, two case studies from the project, summaries of the training sessions, resource agencies, and a listing of people who participated in the experiment. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Work and Learning, Washington, DC.; Coalition of Labor Union Women, Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: Project Opportunity