ERIC Number: ED177319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Executive Summary of the Vocational Education Equity Study. Final Report.
Harrison, Laurie R.; Dahl, Peter R.
A congressionally mandated study was conducted to assess the nature and extent of sex discrimination and stereotyping in all vocational programs and of efforts which are being made to reduce or eliminate such inequities. Seven major study objectives were developed. Two of these include the following: identify and analyze the various practices and activities at the state and local levels which may facilitate or hinder equal opportunities for both sexes to have equal access to and preparation for a broad range of occupational fields; and develop criteria by which federal, state, and local administrators can measure progress in reducing sex discrimination and stereotyping. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia were visited in the spring of 1978. In addition, a school sample of 100 schools was selected on the stratified random basis, using the stratification variables of region of the country, city size, and type of school. The types of schools included in the sample are comprehensive high schools, vocational high schools, vocational centers, technical institutes, and community/junior colleges. From each school, four counselors, eight teachers, and thirty-five students were sampled, including sufficient numbers of nontraditional and ethnic minority students to determine if their responses differ from those of other students. (A summary of findings for each of the seven objectives is included in this document.) (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
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