ERIC Number: ED300044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Enticing Mature Females into College.
Loseth, Lexie; Moreau, Linda
Following a review of the literature on mature female students, this paper examines enrollment trends in a selection of colleges in Alberta (Canada) and presents the findings of a survey of returning women students at Red Deer College. The literature review highlights factors related to the personal and professional development of women graduates of baccalaureate programs returning to college, coping strategies among professional and non-professional women returning to school, the historical progress of women in higher education, women in student government, models of adult development, and the needs of returning women. After citing statistics illustrating an increase in the number and percentage of older students and women students at Alberta Colleges, the paper presents the questionnaire used to survey 40 women over 30 years of age attending Red Deer College, and percentage responses. Finally, recommendations for student recruitment, administrative improvements, support services, and faculty involvement are presented. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, May 30-June 1, 1988).