ERIC Number: ED392929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
ESF Funded Training for Unemployed Women: The Case Study. Research Report.
Loosely structured interviews were designed to discover the perceptions of workers involved in a European Social Fund (ESF) training project for unemployed British women regarding the intentions and results of the training scheme. A process of inductive coding for the transcript analysis was followed. The coding scheme developed from the interviews had nine main areas: research method; the workers; the funder's intentions; trainees' needs; workers within the funding scheme; management; the issues of difference between all the women in the project; achievements; and the "dream." Findings and analysis indicated that the aims and intentions of each group fell broadly into two categories: immediate and future or long term. The workers aimed to provide the trainees with a positive supportive learning environment that included the manual skills training. The workers' long-term aim was that the trainees should gain paid employment and economic independence. The trainees' long-term aspiration for future paid employment converged with the workers' aim to train women for employment. The workers' believed only a small number of trainees were actually interested in the manual skills training itself. The workers' unanimous opinion was that women were not being trained in skills suitable to the needs of the local economy. Some were suspicious of "built-in failure." (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Case Studies, Employee Attitudes, Equal Education, Females, Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Job Training, Labor Market, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Student Attitudes, Technological Advancement, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Womens Education, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: European Social Fund; United Kingdom
Note: For related documents, see CE 071 057-060.