ERIC Number: ED198870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Sex Equity in Postsecondary Occupational Programs: An Investigatory Study. Research Report.
Fadale, LaVerna M.; And Others
A multifaceted study was conducted to identify procedures and practices implemented by New York State's two-year colleges to advance sex equity for women in vocational programs and to determine how students, faculty, and staff perceive sex equity issues. Study procedures involved: (1) a preliminary survey of 62 colleges to identify institutional efforts aimed at achieving sex equity and to distinguish those vocational programs that are achieving a non-traditional enrollment mix between males and females; (2) an examination of statewide enrollment by sex in various vocational programs during 1978-1979; (3) a survey of 57 colleges to assess college commitment to institutional factors that further sex equity; (4) a survey of 361 students at five representative institutions to determine the impact of sex equity efforts with respect to student attitudes and career decisions; (5) a survey of 72 administrators, faculty, and staff at these five institutions to assess their perceptions of sex equity issues; and (6) in-depth interviews with 42 students and 45 administrators, instructors, and staff members. The study report details methodology, examines findings for each part of the study, provides a composite profile of the state-of-the-art of sex equity at the colleges, and outlines recommendations. The questionnaires are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: College Programs, Compliance (Legal), Credit Courses, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Females, Males, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Occupations, Questionnaires, Sex Fairness, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Womens Studies
Two Year College Development Center, SUNY at Albany, Milne 229, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Educational Dept., Albany Office of Occupational and Continuing Education, Special Programs.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Identifiers: New York