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ERIC Number: ED215178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-935294-15-5
Resource Guide for "The Dream's Not Enough: Portraits of Successful Women with Disabilities." A Film Guide and Resource Book for Teachers, Counselors, and Parents of Disabled Women.
Fenton, Mary
This booklet is designed to outline the problems that confront disabled and minority disabled women and girls who want to pursue professional careers in nontraditional fields, and to provide resources for the parents, teachers, and counselors who assist them with their career choices. (Partly because of social stereotypes that influence vocational guidance as well as hiring decisions, a pattern of lower career expectations, lower income, and unemployment exists among women with disabilities. Through the use of nonbiased, realistic counseling techniques and the influence of successful disabled women who can serve as role models, it is expected that this pattern can be broken.) Provided both in the film which accompanies this guide ("The Dream's Not Enough") and in the booklet for young disabled women (see note) are accurate information for counseling and a range of role models to illustrate the high levels of success that can be achieved. The guide contains (1) a discussion format for the film, with questions, activities, lists of career awareness books for students, and career reference works; (2) discussion of nontraditional professions for disabled women, including the benefits and drawbacks of choosing a nontraditional career, barriers to nontraditional career choice, and suggestions for support for women who choose nontraditional careers; (3) resources for parents, teachers, and counselors, including organizations, publications, college programs, independent living programs, assistive devices, and role models; and (4) an evaluation form and bibliography. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Information Studies, Falls Church, VA.
Note: For a related document see CE 031 990.