ERIC Number: ED149189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sex Fairness in Vocational Education. Information Series No. 120.
Schenck, John Phillip
A review and analysis of programs and strategies which help program planners and curriculum developers eliminate sex bias in vocational education are presented in this state-of-the-art paper. It is noted that vocational educators are only now beginning to report in any volume on the subject of sex fairness and that there is little doctoral research in this area. The following topics and issues are discussed: sex fairness in vocational education as a warranted assumption, impact on careers of sex-role stereotyping and sex bias in vocational education, forces promoting sex fairness in vocational education (including socialization, instructional materials, vocational interest inventories, world of employment), and forces promoting the eradication of sex unfairness in vocational education (including legislation). Recommendations are made to maximize reduction of sex unfairness in vocational education. These include the following: enforce appropriate laws, provide overt support, take affirmative action, provide new models for vocational aspirations, require inservice education for vocational educators, re-examine the principles of vocational education, and disseminate information. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Education, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Enrollment Influences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Literature Reviews, Occupational Information, Program Development, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Social Attitudes, State of the Art Reviews, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 120, $3.80, 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.