ERIC Number: ED124236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
Career Education: Projecting Into the 21st Century.
Maymi, Carmen R.
Community and junior colleges can play an important role in helping women exercise their options in life without discrimination, as equal partners with men in fulfilling national economic and social needs. The responsibility of junior and community colleges goes beyond providing career education for women. They must also create an awareness among young women of their future role in society, and provide encouragement and insight for those oolder women who are seeking to enter or reenter the work force. Unfortunately, even in community colleges which are primarily committed to career preparation, women continue to be poorly motivated and limited in their career asPirations. The core of the problem is sex stereotyping--in textbooks, in counseling, and in the attitudes of society toward the social, political, and economic roles of women. The rights of women to equal educational opportunity have been well established by law. Community colleges must see that these laws are enforced by examining their curricula, their staffing patterns, and the kinds of guidance they offer to students. The community college must seek innovative approaches to the problem of preparing a knowledgeable, trained women's work force to meet the challenge of a growing economy and an ever increasing demand for skilled workers. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Washington, D. C., March 17-19, 1976)