ERIC Number: ED192824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Options and Opportunities: A Community College Educator's Guidebook for Nontraditional Vocational Program Improvement.
Carvell, Fred; And Others
Based upon data collected in a survey of students (N=500) and administrators (N=100) at 12 California community colleges, this guidebook provides background information and implementation strategies for the improved recruitment, retention, and placement of male and female students in non-traditional vocational programs. Part I examines legislation related to occupational sex discrimination and then: (1) differentiates between sex discrimination, sex bias, and sex stereotyping; (2) outlines the California community college vocational programs with imbalanced enrollments, that is, programs where over 79% of the students are of one sex; and (3) presents a model and guidelines for planning, implementing, and evaluating changes within vocational curricula. Part II examines survey findings as they relate to students enrolled in non-traditional programs. This section describes the demographic make-up of the students, their reasons for enrolling in non-traditional programs, the support services they require, and the seriousness of their intentions to find employment in their fields of study. Part III presents strategies for gaining institutional commitment to sex equity, improving student recruitment through increased public relations activities, enhancing student success using support and counseling services, and providing job market information and placement services. (JP)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Females, Job Placement, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, School Holding Power, Sex Fairness, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Recruitment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Vocational Education Services.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carvell Education Managment Planning, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.