ERIC Number: ED196337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Confidence and Competence: Basic Skills Programs and Refresher Courses for Re-entry Women. Field Evaluation Draft.
Ways in which institutions can attract and aid re-entry women students by offering courses, workshops and support personnel to help them refresh, upgrade, and update basic academic skills are suggested. A wide range of possible actions is included so that institutions can pursue those most appropriate to their individual circumstances. Reasons why basic skills programs and refresher courses can help re-entry women and types of courses they need are listed. Suggestions on what an institution can do are provided for each of the following areas: how to study; how to improve reading ability; how to take examinations; how to write college papers; how to brush up in math and science; how to communicate and give presentations in class; how to manage time and juggle schedules; and/or how to use new information resources in the library, language lab, and classroom. Refresher courses for graduates with degrees in science and engineering and for re-entry women in technical fields and coordination of basic skills and refresher courses with re-entry and regular academic programs are other institutional efforts. Approaches to meeting the needs of re-entry women from special population groups, such as single parents, displaced homemakers, older women, minority women and handicapped women, are considered. Information on the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and an annotated bibliography are included along with a field evaluation questionnaire for the draft of this paper. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Engineering, Federal Legislation, Females, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Library Skills, Mathematics, Minimum Competencies, Nontraditional Students, Reading Ability, Reentry Students, Refresher Courses, Sciences, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Student Development, Student Needs, Study Skills, Test Wiseness, Womens Education, Writing Skills
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: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom; 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 013 324-327.