ERIC Number: ED210523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Credentialing Women's Life Experiences (Project ACCESS). Final Technical Report.
Ekstrom, Ruth B.
A project was designed to develop a process by which the life experiences of women could be assessed for entry into employment and for entry into or advanced placement in vocational education programs. Following a review of literature and interviews to determine the approaches currently used to accredit women's life experience learning, researchers surveyed 131 adult female reentry workers to obtain information pertaining to their prior learning and life experences. Based on their responses, an Experience Description Summary was developed to aid in identifying job- or program-related experiences of individual women. These competencies were analyzed with respect to their transferability to employment requirements and admissions requirements for vocational education programs. A process was then designed to further the recognition of women's experiential learning. After an examination of the performance of those women who were placed on the basis of the competency analysis, the analysis was revised. Publications describing the process were then prepared and disseminated. (Detailed reports on individual phases of the project are available separately--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Certification, Competence, Credentials, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Females, Job Placement, Learning Experience, Lifelong Learning, Material Development, Prior Learning, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Qualifications, Reentry Workers, Social Experience, State of the Art Reviews, Transfer of Training, Validity, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.