ERIC Number: ED328790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Legislation To Eliminate Sex Discrimination in Vocational Education: "The Impossible Acts," 1976 and 1984.
Murphy, Lila C.; Vetter, Louise B.
This project is a detailed history of two pieces of legislation that sought to eliminate sex discrimination in vocational education: the Vocational Education Amendments of 1976 and the Carl D. Perkins Act of 1984. The report explains why they happened and the results as seen by those most involved. It looks at the key individuals and groups that made a difference; what really happened during the legislative process; and how agencies, programs, and students were affected by the changes mandated under the new laws. The study collected qualitative information from those who created federal legislation, subsequent reports and studies on that legislation, and the National Assessment of Vocational Education. The study covers the 10-year period from 1977 to 1987. Information for the study was obtained by conducting personal interviews, making contacts, and reviewing legislation and national survey data. The following five chapters are included in this report: (1) the legislation--hearings and testimony; (2) the views of major contributors to the legislative process; (3) implementing the legislation; (4) major contributors to the legislation; and (5) observations and recommendations. The bibliography contains 153 entries. Nineteen appendices include a chronology, lists of sex equity personnel and study participants, study questionnaires, equity publications by state, excerpts from the laws, data on female enrollment and employment, and excerpts from equity reports and studies. (NLA)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Feminism, Nondiscriminatory Education, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Agencies, Vocational Education
Sex Equity Coordinator, Department of Public Instruction, Townsend Bldg., P.O. Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act 1984