ERIC Number: ED193979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Obtaining A Degree: Alternative Options for Re-Entry Women. Field Evaluation Draft.
Problems and barriers that women often face when re-entering the higher educational system are identified, and ways in which institutions can be more responsive to re-entry students are suggested. A wide range of possible actions is included so that institutions can pursue those most appropriate to their individual circumstances. Definitions are offered of nontraditional education and re-entry woman student. Suggestions are offered for scheduling options, including part-time study, evening programs, weekend colleges, and summer programs. Credit for experiential learning, noncollegiate courses, and College Level Examination Program testing and other examinations are covered. External degree programs, components of off-campus learning, and cooperation with business and other organizations are options for expanding alternatives for re-entry women in obtaining a degree. The inclusion of re-entry in cooperative education and internships, legal considerations, and serving special populations are addressed. A selected list of resources is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Credits, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Cooperative Education, Educational Opportunities, Equivalency Tests, Evening Programs, Experiential Learning, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Females, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Reentry Students, Student College Relationship, Summer Programs, Weekend Programs, Womens Education
Women's Re-entry Project, Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: For related documents see HE 013 091-092. Some small type may be marginally legible.