ERIC Number: ED185360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Orientation Course for Displaced Homemakers. Instructor's Manual [and] Final Report.
Bellevue Community Coll., WA.
This teaching manual for a nine-week vocational orientation course for displaced homemakers covers emotional support, self-confidence building, and short- and long-term career and life planning. Designed to be used with a group of fifteen or less in an informal environment, the program manual is divided into two types of lessons: emotional support and vocational orientation. Each of the eighteen two-hour sessions presented include objectives, instructional activities, and a narrative section which gives the instructor background information and suggestions for the lesson. Selected lesson titles listed under emotional support are Counting Lemons: Airing My Gripes; Getting It Together: Becoming Independent; What's Holding Me Back: Fears and Beliefs; and Single Again: Sexuality and Relationships. Selected vocational orientation titles are Personalities and Jobs; What Do I Have to Offer?; Assessing My Skills; Examining the Job Market: Testing Reality; and Focusing on Vocational Options. Forms, suggested reading lists, and short readings referenced in the guide are included in the thirteen appendixes. The final report (appended) documents the development and publicizing of the course, and gives statistical data on personal characteristics and subsequent job training or employment of the sixty-five women who participated in the course over three academic quarters. (MEK)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Counseling, Career Development, Career Education, College Programs, Displaced Homemakers, Divorce, Educational Objectives, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Employment Programs, Learning Activities, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Psychological Needs, Reentry Workers, Student Recruitment, Vocational Interests, Widowed, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Community Coll., WA.