ERIC Number: ED114598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter 622: Massachusetts Law, Women, and Vocational Education: Final Report.
Healy, Regina; Lund, Diane
The study has presented a case history of the evolution, passage, and early implementation in vocational education of a Massachusetts law, the first of its kind in the country, designed to counter practices and policies in public education which resulted in students receiving different treatment solely on account of their sex. Analysis of the Federal and State legislative history from 1906 until the present has revealed that early legislation encouraged the separation of vocational programs by sex as a way of meeting what was then viewed as the special needs of girls. Later legislation continued this separatism, leading to the isolation of vocational education programs for females. Analysis of the data pertaining to Massachusetts' vocational education has clearly demonstrated the existence of a separate system of education in which females have not participated equally with males. The study recommends a series of corrective actions which the State Board of Education could undertake. The 90-page appendix contains separate system data from localities and regions, supplementary documents (student questionnaire, Chapter 622 recommendations/regulations/policy statements and educational specifications in response to Chapter 622), and selected references. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Organization for Social and Technical Innovation, Lincoln, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts