ERIC Number: ED291899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
NEW PASS: Nontraditional Education for Women, Paths to Economic Self-Sufficiency. A Career Awareness Program for Economically Disadvantaged Girls and Young Women.
This manual is designed for social service agencies, educational institutions, and other organizations who want to strengthen their programming for economicaly disadvantaged teenage girls and young women. It provides materials for the development and implementation of NEW PASS, a unique career awareness program that uses nontraditional employment exploration as a vehicle to build life planning skills and motivate adolescent girls and teen mothers to avoid early and/or additional pregnancy. The program is directed toward young women aged 14-19. The manual covers the reasons for sponsoring a nontraditional career awareness program for economically disadvantaged girls, decisions to make before starting (choosing a sponsor, selecting a site, recruiting participants, adapting the curriculum), and strategies for success. A section on planning the program and getting started considers logistics, staffing consideration, locating resources, and evaluating the program. An overview of the NEW PASS curriculum is presented, followed by detailed guidelines for each of the 20 2-hour sessions. These components are provided for each of the sessions in the curriculum: objectives, key concepts, activities, and suggested resources. Some materials used in the sessions are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.; Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Women Employed Inst., Chicago, IL.
Note: Additional funding provided by the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor.