ERIC Number: ED348544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity in Vocational Programs of the Comprehensive High Schools: A Status Report, 1988-1989.
Brett, Leslie J.; And Others
This report describes the status of gender and race/ethnicity enrollments in vocational programs in Connecticut's comprehensive high schools. Data are based on a sample of nine representative schools in urban, rural, and suburban communities. Enrollment data for the 1988-89 school year are from the State Department of Education and represent eight vocational programs. The report consists of five major sections. Section A describes the gender distribution in all vocational programs in the schools combined to create a baseline for comparison. Section B describes enrollments of males and females by vocational program in each school. Section C describes the gender distribution of students by racial/ethnic classification in vocational programs in the urban, rural, and suburban schools. Section D describes enrollments of females by racial/ethnic classification in vocational programs in the sample schools. Section E discusses these findings: females are still marginalized in occupations traditional for their gender; gender distributions are generally the same across racial/ethnic classifications based on a comparison of urban, suburban, and rural schools; and females are segregated in traditional occupations for their gender regardless of racial/ethnic classifications. (Twenty charts are provided. Appendixes include a graph showing racial/ethnic distributions of students, vocational program descriptions, and socioeconomic data for districts represented in the sample schools.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Middletown. Div. of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Vocational Equity Research, Training and Evaluation Center, Hartford, CT.