ERIC Number: ED211148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Gender Equity in the Community Colleges, 1977-1981.
Farland, Ronn; Murdoch, Allene
This report reviews the scope and nature of activities undertaken in California's community colleges to eliminate bias, discrimination, and stereotyping on the basis of sex in vocational education between 1977 and 1981, following the passage of the state's Vocational Education Act of 1976. The historical inequities in education which the act sought to remedy are detailed and the economic significance of affirmative measures to combat sexual inequity emphasized. The report reveals that the provisions of the act and increased funding contributed to the development of women's centers in 50% of the community colleges and the provision of counseling and other services for women in 37% of the colleges. However, it also notes that the period 1978 to 1981 saw a decline in women's programs due largely to cutbacks in local funds. The report then provides a summary of projects funded under the act and specifies some benefits of the colleges' gender equity activities, including the correction of sex imbalances in course enrollments and the training of 7,000 to 8,000 personnel in awareness of legislation and identification of unfair treatment. The report concludes with a discussion of future directions in promoting equal opportunity for men and women and recommends a continued commitment to gender equity projects. Appendices provide details about the projects and their levels of funding. (HB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Displaced Homemakers, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Nondiscriminatory Education, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Descriptions, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, State Surveys, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Note: Discussed as Agenda Item 13 at the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (San Jose, CA, December 10-11, 1981).