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ERIC Number: ED072283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-26
Pages: 10
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Women in Technical Education.
Ellis, Mary L.
Perhaps the most significant challenge of the 1970's will be the effect the women's rights movement will have on the nation's established institutions and the extent to which the nation responds to the call of women for equal opportunities. Social pressures and expectations have been, until recently, such that women simply have not opted for jobs traditionally viewed as solely the male domain. According to a 1970 Bureau of Census tabulation, out of more than 250 distinct occupations, half of all women workers were employed in only 21 of these occupations, and approximately 25 percent of all employed women were in five occupations (secretary, elementary school teacher, bookkeeper, waitress, and household worker), which are relatively low-paying and dead-end jobs. Yet, statistics on women workers reveal that more women are working and that the need for technical training and employment opportunities for women will expand in keeping with the changing nature of the labor force. Due to stereotyped attitudes, many women fail to take advantage of the technical education opportunities available to them. A major effort is needed to direct women into non-stereotyped educational and employment opportunities. (Author/SB)
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Note: Presentation at the National Technical Education Clinic (Oklahoma City, Okla., March 25, 1971)