ERIC Number: ED263241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Program Narrative. Transitional Black Women's Project.
Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.
This booklet is a description of a model program developed to improve the status of transitional black women in the southeastern United States. These women are defined as under- or unemployed, poor, undereducated, migrant, or household heads, unaware of specialized educational and occupational opportunities available to them, and/or unable to take advantage of these opportunities. The program was designed to aid these women in eliminating dysfunctional images, obtaining productive and rewarding occupations, and improving their self-images and social status. Fifty transitional black women were chosen to participate in the model program with the objective of making them employable by 1983 (three years after the project had been initiated). Of the 31 women who remained active participants, 58% became employable or enrolled in post-secondary schools by the given date. This booklet provides information on program components, including sections on: (1) the sequential training program for transitional black women--human relations training, general education development training, occupational skills training and counseling, and work experiences on-the-job training; (2) intervention training programs for social workers and prospective employers of transitional black women and human relations and occupational training for their children; (3) communications/technical support services for the model program; (4) an administrative schema; and (5) evaluations and recommendations for replication and improvement of the program. Appended are a bibliography and supporting documentation giving statistical information about results of participants' achievements and samples of materials used. (CG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Blacks, Career Education, Children, Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Employers, Females, Human Relations, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Low Income, Program Design, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Racial Bias, Self Esteem, Sensitivity Training, Social Workers, Underemployment, Unemployment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. Women's Inst. for the Southeast.