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ERIC Number: ED167826
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Non-Traditional Learning Programs for Women at B.C. [British Columbia] Post-Secondary Institutions. Discussion Paper 02/79.
Zimmerman, Lillian; Trew, Marsha
Women's educational needs and the viability of postsecondary institutions are inextricably bound. Women are in transition. Increasingly entering the labor force, women see postsecondary institutions as a means of accomplishing new occupational goals. Now a postsecondary student majority, they are, because of their age, part-time status, and large numbers, considered nontraditional. While some exemplary programs for women exist at British Columbia's postsecondary institutions, most nontraditional learning opportunities are ad hoc, peripheral, fragmented and demonstrate a lack of institutional commitment. An institutionally based Women's Access Program should be adopted. Planning and implementation guidelines for such a program have been developed and are included in this report. Program goals are to assist women in obtaining access to postsecondary institutions and community services and resources, and to assist institutions in modifying practices which present barriers to women. Recommendations to the Ministry of Education and a plan to assist institutions achieve these goals have been formulated. Hopefully, institutions will adopt policies which accommodate the needs of women learners. (Author/CSS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada