ERIC Number: ED246970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Re-Entry Women and Part-Time Students: An Overview with Relevant Statistics.
Osterkamp, Dalene; Hullett, Phyllis
Using information obtained from a variety of field evaluations, this paper reviews social trends that underscore the the need for increased focus on re-entry women students in community colleges and proposes the development of a re-entry program at Bakersfield College to address those needs. The first section of the paper cites national and institutional statistics regarding women, with particular focus on their participation in the work force and educational institutions. This section indicates that: (1) re-entry women now outnumber college men for their age groups in both absolute numbers and proportionate rates; (2) the number of women in the work force has grown by 173% from 1947 to 1980, yet women still earn two-thirds as much as men; (3) institutional policies generally do not meet the needs of women or part-time students; (4) a 23% decline in the traditional college age group (18-24) is predicted by 1997; (5) an increase in older community college students is expected, from 3.9 million in 1978 to 4.2 million in 1988; and (6) returning full- or part-time students generally perform well academically. In light of these needs and trends, the paper then proposes that Bakersfield College establish a re-entry program to focus on recruitment, orientation, advising, admissions assistance, counseling, career development in non-traditional fields, child care, financial aid, and job placement. (LAL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.