ERIC Number: ED206334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
The Displaced Homemaker Pilot Project Evaluation Study. Report Number 81-15.
This three-part report describes and evaluates Washington's Displaced Homemaker Pilot Project, a two-year program which established multipurpose service centers to provide training, counseling, and support for displaced homemakers. After the Executive Summary, Part I presents background on project funding and the problems and characteristics of displaced homemakers, illustrated by four brief case histories. In addition, Part I describes the initiation of the project in 1979, its overall design, the awarding of contracts for displaced homemaker centers to three community colleges and three community service organizations, general project goals, and the specific objectives and classroom and individualized approaches used by the six centers. Finally, Part I covers the evaluation methodology which included intake, exit, and follow-up surveys of 571 participants. Part II presents survey findings, focusing on participants' demographic characteristics, employment history, barriers to employment, use of services, behavioral changes, employment and training status of all participants and of welfare recipients, and satisfaction. Additionally, short-term services and costs and benefits are covered. After Part III presents conclusions and recommendations, appendices outline advisory committee membership, provide survey data, and outline the activities of the displaced homemaker centers. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Centers, Community Colleges, Community Services, Counseling Services, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Benefits, Employment, Females, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.