ERIC Number: ED167827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Access Centres: A Proposal. Discussion Paper 03/79.
Women's access programs and services are needed to overcome the effects of women's isolation and lack of information about educational opportunities. The favored mechanism for the delivery of women's access programs and services is the Women's Resources Centre model. The center extends women's access programs and services. These programs and services function as educational brokers and assist women in planning their lives. Although women are the new client group for education, postsecondary institutions are not planned for the mature women, and they are fairly inflexible. Women require services to assist them in updating their expectations and working out ways to combine family responsibilities with study and labor force participation. Women are having fewer children and are becoming a higher proportion of the labor force. Women's access programs and services operate by providing information and counseling in community-based settings staffed by volunteers working with professionals. Budgets for an adequately equipped, and alternatively a minimally supported, resources center have been prepared. (Appendixes contain information on a volunteer employment program, rural women's skill development, and life planning methods.) (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Attitude Change, Counseling, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women, Employment Qualifications, Equal Education, Females, Information Needs, Job Training, Nontraditional Students, Peer Counseling, Postsecondary Education, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Program Proposals, Resource Centers, Rural Population, Self Actualization, Volunteer Training, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada