ERIC Number: ED382815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-5
Reference Count: N/A
Measures and Minimum Standards for Achieving Sex Equity in Louisiana Vocational Education: A Position Paper.
The Louisiana Program Plan for the Administration of Vocational Education calls for assessing the state's progress in meeting the sex equity purposes of the Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and activities supported by the need for sex equity. Criteria for selecting sex equity measures and standards include the following: (1) the measures serve both directly to measure sex equity and indirectly to measure results of institutional and system practices for sex equity; (2) the measures indicate equity between genders, as opposed to efforts to upgrade programs as a whole; (3) the measures encompass the total range of vocational educational efforts; (4) the measures apply to both secondary systems and postsecondary institutions; and (5) statistical data collection by institutions and systems need not be altered. Measures that can be used for assessment include rates of enrollment of nontraditional gender students in vocational programs, rates of program completion for such students, rates of job placement for the students, and other rates of student achievement such as skill achievement. The plan should foster positive steps to reach the minimum standards by the end of the funding period of the act. Measures focus on progress toward sex equity, not comparisons among educational units, and where units are falling short, positive suggestions should be made to assist institutions in overcoming deficiencies and implementing strategies to attract, teach, and place nontraditional gender students. (Contains 26 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Federal Legislation, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Louisiana