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ERIC Number: ED099622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education for Women: Current Developments.
Wells, Jean A.
Continuing education for women has become a significant component of out educational system, as evidenced by the estimated over 500 continuing education courses, services, and programs for adult women offered throughout the country. Past emphasis of these programs had been in assisting housewives interested in job-entry or re-entry and/or searching for personal identity and fulfillment. New programs now being devised include emphasis on: helping employed women with career development or advancement to managerial positions; linking undergraduate women and community groups; promoting child care facilities; experimenting with new methods of helping low-income women. Consortium arrangements are being made among some colleges and universities to extend the benefits of programs for women beyond the scope of a single institution or location. A study by the National Coalition for Research on Women's Education and Development to assess the impact of women's programs on participants as well as institutions and a national survey by Educational Testing Service to determine women's needs and identify program gaps will help in providing needed research. The value of continuing education programs to improved counseling of undergraduate women and the influence of continuing education for the women's movement on the total continuing education movement warrant further study. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Employment Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Women's Bureau.
Note: Based on a paper presented at a convention workshop cosponsored by the Commission on the Status of Women in Adult Education and the Section on Continuing Education for Women--both part of the Adult Education Association (Dallas, Texas, October 1973)