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ERIC Number: ED085065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-17
Pages: 14
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Women--Are the Technical-Occupational Programs Attracting Them?
Boyer, Elizabeth
A questionnaire was sent to presidents of 830 publicly supported two-year colleges that had technical-occupational programs to ascertain if there had been an increase in women students enrolled in 14 programs from the academic year 1971-1972 to the academic year 1972-1973. A total of 40.1% of the schools responded, with 154 schools providing statistical data and 182 selecting a yes-no option. More schools experienced increased enrollments of women in accounting, Management, Computer Technology, Marketing, and Retailing programs and less in Drafting, Electrical-Electronic Technology, Chemical Technology, Engineering, Industrial Supervision, Mechanical Supervision, Mechanical Technology, Transportation, Wholesaling, and Purchasing. Eleven programs showed percentage-wise increases, and three programs showed decreases: Electrical/Electronic Technology, Mechanical Technology, and Transportation. Of five techniques listed as means of attracting women students--increasing number of women faculty, use of pictures of women in publicity, seminars for high school counselors, elimination of male pronouns in publicity, and use of women recruiters for programs--pictures of women was the predominantly used technique. Schools that utilized a majority of the techniques had the predominance of increases. It is concluded from the survey results that: enrollment of women is slight in many of these programs, and is increasing only very gradually. (DB)
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Note: Report of sabbatical research to Cuyahoga Community College; Oversized documents, actual page count is 7