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ERIC Number: ED266366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Counseling for the Re-Entry Woman.
Papier, Sarah N.
The number of older, non-traditional students in college settings has been increasing. These students are often women in need of special services. They return to school for a variety of reasons including intellectual challenge, self-improvement, or to train for a career. Colleges should offer a combination of academic, personal, and career counseling services. Re-entry women students are often highly motivated and do well. Adults have problems similar to other age groups including fears of poor skills, writing papers, and taking tests. Mothers becoming students may fear that they are neglecting their children. Mothers return to school sometimes in need of a skill which can be quickly marketed so they can support themselves and their children. Re-entry women students are racially and socially diverse including white, black, Hispanic, Native American, handicapped, poor, elderly, widowed, and divorced women. If special services cannot be provided in colleges to these women, regular counselors should be sensitive to their needs. (ABL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A