ERIC Number: ED103747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Returning Woman Student: Needs of an Important Minority Group on College Campuses. Student Development Report, Volume 12, No. 2.
Kelman, Eugenia; Staley, Bonnie
Contemporary changes in the social roles of women are associated with the fact that women beyond the traditional student age are returning to college in increasing numbers. Older women students form a large minority group on many campuses today. A review of the literature suggests that these women students may experience special problems in returning to student life and may have needs for special preventative or developmental outreach programming to facilitate their educational careers. A questionnaire survey designed to assess such needs was conducted among women aged 21-57 who were enrolled at Colorado State University in spring 1974. Results indicate that highest priority needs are for convenient day care for preschool children, orientation at initial reentry to campus, social skill training, social contact with peers, assistance in vocational choice, vocational preparation, and job-search. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.