ERIC Number: ED185311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Women and Work: Paths to Power. A Symposium. Information Series No. 190.
Laitman-Ashley, Nancy M., Comp.
Focusing on five possible transition points in a woman's career, these five symposium papers explore some major problems that women encounter in career and job transitions and present existing and potential solutions and the extent to which women develop skills and abilities in one setting that are transferable to another situation. Priscilla Elfrey, Transition Point I presenter (initial entry), discusses the importance of power, including competence, confidence, and connections, in helping women obtain, progress, and change their jobs and careers. Carol Eliason, Transition Point II presenter (re-entry), stresses the need for women re-entering the work world to validate life skills. Joan Humphries (Transition Point III) suggests counseling/career services, training programs, educational and employment practices, and applied research activities to help women assess their career progression during this period of career advancement. To help women achieve upward mobility, Corrine Rieder, Transition Point IV presenter (job mobility), recommends two perspectives: an academic approach and a more personal experiential approach. Phillip Randall, Transition Point V presenter (pre- or post-employment), discusses the factors and events leading to post-retirement jobs and careers. He proposes work-, education-, and community-related approaches to helping older women returning to or changing in the paid labor force. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Careers, Conferences, Employed Women, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Experiential Learning, Females, Individual Power, Occupational Mobility, Promotion (Occupational), Reentry Workers
National Center Publications, The National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($5.10)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.