Report of an educational psychology internship at Harlow College, Harlow, England including a research report on how Harlow College can better meet the needs of women returners

Lomond, P. Allison (2005) Report of an educational psychology internship at Harlow College, Harlow, England including a research report on how Harlow College can better meet the needs of women returners. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

To fulfill the requirements for the degree of Master of Education in School Counselling, this report provides an overview of the Author's internship experiences and research at Harlow College in Harlow, Essex, England. The report is divided into two sections: The Internship and the Research Component. The first section provides a rationale for an Internship in England, a description of the internship setting including: a brief history of Harlow Town; a description of Harlow College facilities; a discussion of experiences; and recommendations for future graduate students. The second section is a summary of the Author's research at Harlow College. This research examined how Harlow College can better meet the needs women returners or re-entry women, as commonly referred in the English literature. The results of this qualitative research suggest Harlow College is meeting many of the needs of women returners, however, there are still areas where improvements could be made. Some of the suggested recommendations include: affordable creche facility on campus; better lighting in the parking lot and on campus; a mandatory session with a careers guidance person for all women returners (full and part-time); an orientation session for all mature returners; scholarships for women returners; alternate teaching and evaluation methods; flexibility and accommodations to students who may have to miss time due to family commitments; support groups for mature students; and counselling services.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12262
Item ID: 12262
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-65).
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2005
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: England--Harlow
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Adult education of women--England--Harlow--Evaluation; Women college students--England--Harlow

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