ERIC Number: ED112013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-23
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Participation in Higher Education: A Case Study of Degrees Conferred by Field of Study by Nine Colleges and Universities in the Cleveland Metropolitan Area, 1973-74.
Zell, Laverne C.; Weld, Edric A., Jr.
The study examines the kinds of education and training that women have been receiving from institutions of higher education in the Cleveland area and particularly in Cuyahoga County. Records of degrees conferred in 1973-74 by program study were secured from nine colleges and universities in Cuyahoga County (Baldwin-Wallace, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Dyke, John Carrol University, Notre Dame, St. John College, and Ursuline College) with total enrollments of 52,855. The percentage distribution of degrees granted by field of study in Cuyahoga County and the number of degrees granted per 100,000 population are compared with national average figures (1970-71) from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. The survey data showed that most women receiving degrees in Cuyahoga County have been trained in traditionally "female" fields of specialization; few women have received degrees in traditionally "male" fields; and the absence of women in education and training programs leading to male occupations is true of all types of postsecondary education and training. The report further discusses possible factors accounting for the small number of women in traditionally "male" programs of study. The study concludes with a list of priority areas for further investigation. (BP)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Higher Education, Regional Schools, School Surveys, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Womens Education
Clearinghouse for Research on Women and Employment, Institute of Urban Studies, Cleveland State University, East 24th and Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44115 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cleveland Commission on Higher Education, OH.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland State Univ., OH. Inst. of Urban Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)