ERIC Number: ED237738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
My Turn: A Woman's Guide to Returning to School in the New Haven Area.
This handbook, designed to help women considering returning to school, explores the educational opportunities available locally and evaluates which programs suit their needs. Part 1 considers concerns in assessing the feasibility of part- or full-time study, including tuition and financial aid, child care, transportation, and preparation to return to school. Part 2 provides information on jobs with good occupational outlooks and directs women toward resources on career counseling and planning. Part 3 presents guidelines about what to look for in an educational program and reviews options in terms of learning settings. The steps in applying to local programs are covered next. Suggestions are made for steps following acceptance. Part 5 covers aspects of school life that often create anxiety for new students: study habits, math anxiety, writing papers, test-taking, and being older than other students. The effect that student status may have on home and family life is then discussed. Parts 6 and 7 explore two factors that help make becoming a student enjoyable and feasible: getting support and getting organized. An appendix contains a checklist for returning students, a resource list for single mothers and displaced homemakers, and a listing of resource organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Planning, Decision Making, Educational Opportunities, Females, Guidelines, Nontraditional Students, Reentry Students
The Learner's Compass, 965 Quinnipiac Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513 ($3.00); available in English and Spanish.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Learner's Compass, Inc., New Haven, CT.