ERIC Number: ED199401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Sex Equity. The Impact of the 1976 Vocational Education Amendments on Sex Equity in Vocational Education.
National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.; Institute for Women's Concerns, Arlington, VA.
This report focuses on a study that examined whether the implementation of the sex equity provision of the 1976 Vocational Education Amendments has resulted in equitable access to and benefit from the nation's vocational education system by women and men, girls and boys. The study focused on such issues as funding mechanisms; federal and state roles; local implementation; special needs of women; state sex equity coordinations; state plans, reports, and public hearings; administrators, counselors, and instructors; curricula and texts; and related legislation. Data in general showed that women have taken a greater part in vocational education, especially in sex-mixed programs, and less noticeably in non-traditional programs, than they did before the legislation was enacted. The report is organized in the following five sections by the major phases of the study: (1) an introduction to the issues involved and the methodology of the study; (2) an analysis of state reports and national and state enrollment data; (3) an analysis of recent research studies conducted to identify the impact of vocational education on women and men; (4) a description of the two public hearings conducted for this study and a summary of the issues raised; and (5) appendixes which contain analyses of state reports and enrollment data, a matrix of the contents of state plans, and other details of the study. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Females, Government Role, Hearings, Males, Needs, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Program Effectiveness, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, State Action, State Programs, Student Recruitment, Students, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Washington, DC.; National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.; Institute for Women's Concerns, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Vocational Education Amendments 1976