ERIC Number: ED244156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Equal Goals in Occupations: Some Outcomes and Implications of the EGO Project for Secondary Vocational Education in Hawaii (l978-l982).
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.
The Equal Goals in Occupations (EGO) project is a program of training in sex equity issues and skills for vocational education personnel in Hawaii's 39 public secondary schools, delivered over a five-year period (l978-l982). To evaluate the project, data were gathered from current and former EGO project participants and vocational enrollment figures. The study found that the EGO teams tended to work together to eliminate sex bias, that they were moderately successful in increasing awareness of sex bias among teachers and students, but somewhat less successful in increasing awareness of sex bias within the community. Overall, the respondents found their EGO training to be moderately effective. The respondents' attitudes toward sex equity programs and toward women were both quite positive. The activities used most by EGO teams were registration/curriculum activities, recognition of nontraditional students and preregistration tours. And most effective in reducing sex-biased procedures and practices were pairing students and reviewing/revising sexist language. Little change was found in secondary male, female, or total nontraditional program or course enrollments over the five years of the EGO project. It was concluded that the EGO project had been useful in changing attitudes, although enrollment--often based on family and community pressures--had not changed. Recommendations were made to consolidate gains and increase efforts in the family/community areas. (The document contains numerous tables illustrating enrollment and response date.) (KC)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Enrollment, Enrollment Influences, Females, Inservice Teacher Education, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of the Director for Vocational Education.