ERIC Number: ED220673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Sex Equity Issues in the Reauthorization of the Vocational Education Act: A Survey of State Vocational Education Directors.
A study examined the views of state vocational education directors concerning the impact of the 1976 amendments to the Vocational Education Act in their states. Specifically addressed in the study were the effects of the amendments on elimination of sex stereotyping and on helping displaced homemakers. To collect these data researchers administered telephone interviews to 19 state directors (or their representatives). A majority of directors interviewed felt that the 1976 amendments have been effective in focusing attention on the problem of sex equity in vocational education and recommended retention of the current federal provisions. Most survey respondents could not suggest any alternative methods of promoting or increasing sex equity in vocational education. In addition, most directors interviewed were opposed to a block grant for vocational education, and approximately one-third of them felt that their state will reduce sex equity efforts if Congress passes a block grant for vocational education without the current sex equity provisions. Based on these findings, recommendations were made for continued federal emphasis and support for sex equity in vocational education now that states are beginning to support it. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Block Grants, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, State Departments of Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Vocational Education Act 1975; Vocational Education Amendments 1976