ERIC Number: ED149179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sex Fairness in Career Education. Information Series No. 109.
Peterson, Marla; Vetter, Louise
Issues relating to sex fairness in career education discussed in this information analysis paper include the basis of concern for sex fairness in career education, the current status of women in employment, leadership positions in the career education work force, and ways to make career education sex fair for both women and men. Characteristics of the literature related to sex fairness in career education are summarized as follows: (1) Data on the status of women in employment are generally available but it is often difficult to determine what conditions influenced the data. (2) Women are underrepresented (a) in the awarding of federal grants and contracts by the Office of Career Education and the Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education, United States Office of Education, (b) in career education leadership positions in state departments of education, and (c) on the National Advisory Council for Career Education. (3) Sex stereotyping and sex bias in publications, career counseling, materials, textbooks, and curricular materials are extensively documented. (4) Within the next two years a variety of inservice sex fairness training materials should be available. (5) Focus seems to be on equality for women rather than equality for both sexes. Appendixes contain references and list resources for sex fairness materials and materials for use with students. (TA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Females, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Males, Personnel Selection, Policy Formation, Resource Materials, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, State of the Art Reviews
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 109, $3.25, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.