ERIC Number: ED192042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Identifying the Relevance of Women's Life Experience Learning to Vocational Education.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.; And Others
A study sought to find out how many skills which women learn through life experience can be transferred to selected postsecondary vocational education programs. Methodology included mailing sixteen sets of nine questionnaires to women in women's centers, displaced homemaker centers, and counseling centers in seven states. Questionnaires covered the type and extent of adult women's involvement in homemaking and parenting activities, volunteer work and community service, recreation and hobbies, formal and nonformal education, and paid work, and self-ratings on twenty-eight occupationally transferable skills. Questionnaires also were sent to nine junior college vocational educators to identify the importance of skills for selecting students for vocational programs and for awarding advanced placement in nine program areas. Finally, the women's self-ratings and the vocational educators' ratings were compared to identify the skill areas with the greatest transferability for each program. It was concluded that self-ratings of adult women's life experience skills and learning have potential for use in counseling and placing women in postsecondary vocational education programs. Six tables show items rated for advanced placement or exemption from courses. A transferability analysis, based on the women's self-ratings and the vocational educators' ratings, is also included. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: For related documents see ED 148 429, CE 025 697, and CE 026 486.