ERIC Number: ED179714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Adult Women in Vocational Education: Reentrants and Career Changers. Final Report.
Kane, Roslyn D.; Frazee, Pamela
The premise of this study is that to understand the needs of adult women in vocational education, stereotypes regarding life and work patterns of adult women must be discarded. The purpose of this study is to gain further understanding of how women's family responsibilities and prior education have influenced their working lives and how each of the above have influenced current occupational/training choices. Data collected is based on a national sample of 1,500 women from ninety-one area vocational technical schools (AVTS) in thirty-four states. Findings are summarized with correlating issues in the following areas: demography, other postsecondary educational programs, current vocational education programs, employment status, career decision-making, motivation, service needs, problems, women who have never worked, steady and intermittent employees, and non-traditional women. Women are placed in one of five categories and analyzed comparatively: reentrants (steadily employed, intermittently employed, never before employed) and career changers (steady employees, intermittent employees). Sample questionnaires are appended. (FP)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Change, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Demography, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Females, Motivation, National Surveys, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Regional Schools, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Vocational Education Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: RJ Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to light type