ERIC Number: ED098448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
YWCA Vocational Readiness Package.
This document outlines, in detail, the Vocational Readiness Package for young girls, which is a week-long program utilizing simulation games and role-playing, while employing peer group counseling techniques to dramatize the realities concerning women in marriage and careers today. After three years of using this program, the authors have compiled some findings on girls' attitudes toward marriage and careers. These are that the average girl: (1) plans on being married and does not expect to work for a living; (2) has minimal knowledge about careers and their requirements; (3) selects traditional careers for women; and (4) is distrustful of, and often hostile to, the concept of "Women's Liberation." The chief differences in thinking among average girls seems to arise more from socioeconomics and educational experience rather than ethnic or cultural background. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: YWCA of Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (Los Angeles)