ERIC Number: ED223859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Brokering: The Women's Resources Centre Experience. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, Number 21.
Fournier, Rose Marie Ettel
A client-reaction study examined the effectiveness of the Women's Resources Centre in Vancouver in facilitating clients' access to educational and vocational opportunities. The focus of the study was on the extent to which the center attracts women who are disadvantaged and on the results of clients' associations with the center. After analyzing data from 66 completed questionnaires and 27 personal interviews, researchers determined that client satisfaction with center services was moderately high. While 78 percent of clients visiting the center sought vocational guidance, 39 percent sought counseling aimed at changing their lifestyles and another 16 percent asked for educational counseling. Definite action was taken by 73 percent of the center clients and an additional 16 percent reported plans underway or general life improvements. Recommendations called for determining whether the center is serving a broad cross-section of the women in greater Vancouver; directing more services toward clients whose lives are in some sort of transition; expanding center hours, providing for greater staff/client interaction, and expanding information and referral services; and retaining the peer-counseling model, offering a drop-in service, and increasing services pertaining to the financial aspects of career and lifestyle planning. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Counseling Services, Disadvantaged, Educational Counseling, Employment Opportunities, Females, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Surveys
Centre for Continuing Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A4 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Centre for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: British Columbia (Vancouver)