ERIC Number: ED187875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Sex Bias Barriers to Vocational Education Enrollment. Final Report.
Brown, Judy Palmer; And Others
A study was conducted to identify barriers and develop programatic strategies necessary to overcome those barriers that deter both male and female students from enrolling in vocational education programs of their choice. The study utilized a modified delphi technique to collect the perceptions of the sample groups wanting to enroll in contraditional vocational programs. The target groups included students, parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and employers. Group ranking of the barriers revealed the following were the highest ranked barriers: (1) loss of feminity or masculinity; (2) parent pressures, resistance, and traditional expectations; (3) peer pressure by ridicule, isolation, alienation, or exclusion; (4) tradition; (5) need for friends of same sex in class; and (6) inhibition due to being in the minority sex. (Results of a two-day seminar with nationally recognized experts in the field of educational sex bias are reported along with suggested strategies for overcoming selected barriers. The survey instruments are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Advisory Council for Vocational-Technical Education, Oklahoma City.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.