ERIC Number: ED393014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Guidance and Assessment for Working Women. A Skill Choice Initiative.
An action research project was designed to test a model for providing integrated guidance and assessment services to adult women in Britain. A network of professional guidance providers were involved in delivering the services. Coordination was separate from delivery but linked into the action research and evaluation. The emphasis throughout remained on rapid response to expressed client need. In total, 105 women in the Norfolk and Waveney area used 277 units of service. The model was based on a capacity to mix and match services from a menu of guidance and assessment options. Methods used were case studies, ongoing monitoring of management information systems, tracking of all women and employers who contacted the project, collection of background data on all women using the project, and telephone surveys of samples of nonparticipants and participants. A significant finding was the evidence that these women did not know about guidance services. Very few had heard of any of the delivery bodies apart from the Careers Service that they associated with young people. The problems of costing and pricing remained unresolved among all but two provider bodies. (The final four chapters of the report provide case studies of self-funding women; nonusers, after inquiry and initial guidance; employer-funded women; and employers. Attachments include details of service providers, entitlement form, and 60-item selected bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Career Guidance, Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Guidance Programs, Vocational Evaluation
Research and Development Unit, School of Community Studies, City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR2 2LJ, England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment Dept., London (England). Training, Enterprise, and Education Directorate.
Authoring Institution: City Coll., Norwich (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain