ERIC Number: ED171968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-12
Reference Count: 0
A Report of a Study of Sex Bias Perceptions in Idaho Vocational Programs. Final Report.
Kaufman, Jack J.; And Others
A study was conducted to determine the degree, if any, of sex discrimination resulting from sex bias within vocational programs in the state of Idaho. The following three objectives were developed: (1) to determine the proportion, by sex, of administrators, teachers, counselors, and students making up the population of participants in vocational programs presently being funded in the state; (2) to assess the degree of sex bias of administrators, teachers, and counselors of vocational programs in the state; and (3) to collect and assess data from leaders in the sex equity movement which might be used by the Idaho State Division of Vocational Education to develop guidelines for enrollment proportions for reimbursed vocational programs within the state. The study resulted in achievement of the first two objectives, but insufficient returns from the limited number of identified leaders in sex equity precluded attainment of the third objective. The study found that Idaho vocational educators feel more overall dissatisfaction with student male/female proportions than with teacher proportions. For those vocational areas in which disparity by sex exists in student enrollments, vocational educators felt that the disparities were neither satisfactory nor ideal. The enrollments were, however, considered both practical and satisfactory to the community. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Univ., Pocatello.
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