ERIC Number: ED179796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
A Study to Develop a Model Process for a Displaced Homemaker Center within a VTAE District. Final Report.
Gerland, Mildred; Sullivan, Mary
Two surveys were developed in an effort to evolve a model process for setting up a displaced homemaker center, for determining how displaced homemakers are presently being served within a VTAE (Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education) district, and for identifying and then assessing the needs of a sample of displaced homemakers. The surveys aimed to identify such areas as job/career needs, immediate personal and economics needs, and data for classification. Data obtained from the sample led to the following conclusions: (1) displaced homemakers are presently underserved by VTAE districts; (2) those services most sought are support and educational programs which, though presently offered by VTAE districts, are underutilized by displaced homemakers; and (3) stronger recruitment procedures would increase use of, and enrollment in district programs. It is recommended that the process to set up a center involve (1) establishing a coordinating council; (2) conducting a community resource assessment using a standard questionnaire; (3) procedures to identify and then assess the needs of displaced homemakers, to be done by trained professionals; and (4) making data available to all willing to help such homemakers so as to encourage community participation. The center would, then, identify homemakers, keeping exclusive criteria to a minimum; would assess their needs, using a standard questionnaire; and would make up a client profile sheet and then formulate a training and employment plan for each individual. (CP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.