ERIC Number: ED345007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Half of Our Future. A Report by the Non-Traditional Occupations Task Force of the Division of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, State of Connecticut.
Wingate, Anne; Woolis, Diana
Based on the results of focus groups, Connecticut's Non-Traditional Opportunities Task Force concluded that despite substantial effort, there is still not enough support for women who wish to enter nontraditional jobs. Recommendations were made for changes in the following areas: (1) redesign of math and science courses; (2) teacher preparation and development; (3) school-to-work transition programs; (4) systemic change in terms of incentives to redesign curricula and programs; and (5) help for the new worker from business and unions. Focus groups also made recommendations by specific program area: adult education, welfare, vocational-technical schools and comprehensive high schools, higher education, and the Job Training Partnership Act and the Private Industry Councils. (Six appendices are included: women in selected traditional and nontraditional jobs; average hourly earnings for selected occupations in Connecticut; vocational enrollments--programs by gender (1988-89); recent federal legislation affecting nontraditional opportunities for women; Connecticut's requirements for sex-bias elimination in programs funded through federal vocational education grants; and Gender Equity grants, 1991-1994, 1989-1991; and a summary of 16 gender equity publications. Twelve footnotes and a list of Non-Traditional Occupations Ad Hoc Task Force Members are also included.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Entry Workers, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Programs, Females, High Schools, Nontraditional Occupations, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Welfare Services
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Connecticut State Council on Vocational-Technical Education, Hartford.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Private Industry Councils