ERIC Number: ED148429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Women in Community and Junior Colleges. Report of a Study on Access to Occupational Education.
The document summarizes findings of the Center for Women's Opportunities (CWO) study of female students enrolled in vocational/occupational programs at ten two-year colleges. Survey results indicate: (1) 60% of the students were under 21, single, full-time students; 40% were over 21, married or divorced, full- or part-time students; (2) 84.4% were white, 9.3% black, and 6.3% of other ethnic minorities; (3) 41% enrolled to prepare for immediate employment upon graduation, 25.6% enrolled to increase general knowledge, and 23% planned to transfer; (4) 56% were enrolled in traditional (75-100% female enrollment) programs, 16% in non-traditional (1-25% female enrollment) programs, and 28% in neutral programs; and (5) respondents appeared to have little exposure to vocational aptitude testing or counseling in either high school or college. Additional analyses of institutional related problems for the female student, model support programs and services, possible sex bias in financial aid programs, and the expansion of curricula are presented. Extensive appendices include the student survey questionnaire and interview outline, comparison questionnaire responses of male and female students, a listing of exemplary programs for women in two-year colleges, and a listing of additional funding sources. A lengthy bibliography completes the document. (LH)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Bibliographies, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, Sex Discrimination, Student Characteristics, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Womens Education
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges.