ERIC Number: ED111950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Re-Entry Women; Some Programmatic Considerations.
Bolton, Mary G.
A six-week course titled "You Too Can Return to College" at the University of California at Davis is designed to assist adult women reentering college. Returning women were found to be lacking in confidence, had low self-expectations, and needed specialized counseling. The reassessment course is offered through the Extension Division of the university, with the campus Learning Assistance Center participating in a supportive role. Course activities include: group sharing, interest/aptitude testing, writing a life diary, role perception, study skills, test interpretation, career opportunities, interviewing and resume information, discussion of opportunities for academic experience, and a concluding personal interview. Several aspects of the program in which the Learning Assistance Center can be especially helpful to the reentering woman involve time management geared to the student/wife/mother role, tips on note taking and improving verbal skills, and the availability of informally structured support groups. Learning assistance centers can be a valuable component in programs for reentry women by assisting in recovering skills for effective learning. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis.