ERIC Number: ED382884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Technical College System Board Equity Staff Development Workshops and Services--Phase IV. Final Report.
A staff development program on gender equity was conducted for personnel in Wisconsin's technical colleges using the train-the-trainer method. The training took two approaches: a class for college personnel and career challenge training for project directors of single parent and displaced homemaker grants. The inservice class resulted in increased sensitivity to diversity and raised awareness of staff responsibility for an equitable environment. The model used mentoring, peer coaching, and classroom observation to develop strategies that create a supportive, more equitable learning environment for all students. Participants included 166 people involved in research to improve interaction within the technical colleges. Career challenge facilitators work with single parents and displaced homemakers to help them develop appropriate skills to enter and complete nontraditional courses leading to higher wage occupations. The 1-week course for these trainers consisted of problem solving, trust building, and risk taking to help women develop self-confidence and make decisions regarding future training and work. Four persons now have facilitator training credentials that enable them to train others to conduct career challenge courses. Recommendations were made to continue the staff development efforts and to enhance the training efforts for those who have already completed training by providing continuing support workshops. (Appendixes making up more than half the document include materials from the workshops, materials for facilitating an inclusive college environment, and materials from the career challenge facilitators' workshop.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Affirmative Action, Displaced Homemakers, Equal Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Sex Fairness, Staff Development, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout, 218 Applied Arts Bldg., Menomonie, WI 54751 ($12).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Wisconsin
Note: For the Phase III report, see ED 371 177.