ERIC Number: ED263239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Human Relations Training Handbook. Transitional Black Women's Project.
Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.
This handbook provides 25 hours of training in human relations skills for transitional black women (the population of women who are underemployed, unemployed, undereducated, poor, or unaware of educational or occupational opportunities available to them). The purpose of the training is to emphasize image building and human relations skills as well as technical knowledge, in order to combat the double discrimination of sexism and racism under which transitional women labor in their search for employment and educational equity. The curriculum is designed with two basic assumptions in mind: (1) in order to be effective, human relations training must focus on dispelling dysfunctional images and reinforcing positive value systems; and (2) skills taught to these women during the workshops should also be used by those dealing with them (employers, social workers, family). The training program addresses job related problems of these women, focusing on three stages: (1) assessment of and changes in individual self-concepts and socially derived stereotypes that impede progress in achieving educational equity and occupational satisfaction; (2) presentation of concepts, information, and knowledge that aid in the removal of these impediments; (3) exploration of human relations skills and techniques that enhance success. The training method utilizes the small group counseling model and group dynamics process. The handbook includes information about publicizing, organizing, operating, and evaluating the training programs for administrators. Plans for ten sessions are given, along with evaluation instruments and a brief bibliography. (CG)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Development, Disadvantaged, Employment, Employment Interviews, Equal Education, Females, Human Relations, Interpersonal Competence, Job Applicants, Low Income, Problem Solving, Questionnaires, Racial Discrimination, Role Conflict, Role Models, Self Concept, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.