ERIC Number: ED342977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Profiles of Transformation. How the Carl Perkins Act Creates Change.
This manual represents the viewpoint, experience, and principles and practices that guide positive and effective programs for women at the Career and Life Counseling Center at Bergen Tech (New Jersey). Chapter I provides an overview and history of women's educational and economic issues. Chapter II addresses the social and economic consequences of women's increased labor force participation. Chapter III contains profiles of selected women who seized available opportunities, asserted will and competence, and benefited from center services. Chapter IV, on humanizing welfare, offers a positive look at the women on welfare and their children. It advocates a menu of counseling principles, programs, and vocational training that would reform welfare and educate and train most women on public assistance into self-sufficiency. Counseling themes--issues, typical conflicts, and behavior binds--that are frequently present and in need of attention are discussed. Other topics include the following: counseling principles, programs, and practices; career counseling themes, approaches, and programs; assessment; networking; advisory councils; and basic skills and vocational training. Chapter V discusses the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education and Applied Technology Act. Chapter VI makes policy recommendations, including integration of counseling and a menu for success into welfare reform programs. Twelve references are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Counseling, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Basic Skills, Career Counseling, Economically Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Females, Job Training, Public Policy, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Community Affairs, Trenton.; New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Bergen County Vocational-Technical High School, Hackensack, NJ.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990