ERIC Number: ED104495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Educationally Disadvantaged Women: A Program for Re-Entry.
Richards, Lillian S.
In order to assess the needs of women at Fresno City College (FCC), a questionnaire was distributed to 133 female day students during regular class sessions. Results showed that: (1) 87.2 percent were 18-24 years old; (2) 57.2 percent were White; (3) 77.8 percent were single; (4) over 60 percent needed information on careers, graduation requirements, and work experiences available at FCC; (5) 64.8 percent had yearly incomes of less than $3,000; (6) only 33.8 percent planned to transfer to a four-year college after graduation; (7) 72.5 percent were unemployed; (8) 22.6 percent were mothers; (9) 10.5 percent were mothers of preschool children; (10) 78.6 percent of the mothers of preschoolers would use an on-campus child care facility if one existed; (11) 64.3 percent of the mothers were single, widowed, divorced, or separated; (12) 50 percent of the mothers had yearly incomes under $3,000; and (13) 64.4 percent of the mothers were non-White. Results of a practice questionnaire given to welfare recipients are also noted. The author recommends the establishment of a child care center at FCC, discusses the steps being taken locally and nationally to improve the status of women, reviews literature on the functions of the community college and on existing re-entry programs for women, and makes recommendations for expanding and improving the present services of the FCC Women's Center, and for implementing special services to facilitate the re-entry of female students. The questionnaire with response data is appended. (DC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Day Care Centers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Females, Feminism, Information Needs, Mother Attitudes, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Reentry Students, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Unwed Mothers, Welfare Recipients, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Fresno)