ERIC Number: ED099689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct-30
Reference Count: N/A
Women in Vocational Education. Project Baseline Supplemental Report.
Reviewing the current status of women in vocational education, the study determines whether there is a cause-effect relationship between school practices and limited job options for women in the world of work. According to a review and analysis of available data, schools at all levels are operating separate vocational education programs for women. Limiting girls to traditional, female-intensive offerings perpetuates and contributes to restricted job opportunities and lower earnings for women graduates. Although women comprise 55.5 percent of total vocational education enrollments and two-thirds of all secondary vocational enrollments, they are concentrated in non-wage-earning home economics and in health and office occupations, fields in which they are most prevalent in the world of work. Findings related to current status of women in the world of work, of vocational-technical education for females, sexism in society and education, and staff related problems for women in education are tabulated and discussed. Affirmative Action for women in education is reviewed in the light of Federal legislation. Implications for change and recommendations are presented, and an appendix lists availability of regulations and guidelines for Affirmative Action. (MW)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Data Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Discrimination, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Technical Education Research Center, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.