ERIC Number: ED151613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
A Progress Report of Activities in "To Study a Program to Overcome Sex Bias Barriers in Women's Qualifications for Vocational Administration Posts."
Legg, Marilyn R.
One of four phases has been completed in a study conducted at Kansas State University of sex-bias barriers in women's qualifications for vocational administration posts. The project's objective is to improve the probability that women may be able to move into vocational administration. The first phase, a field survey in the form of a mail questionnaire, was designed to create a realistic picture of qualifications needed for vocational education administration in Kansas from demographic data collected on present vocational administrators. In addition, demographic data was gathered on women to give input into qualification areas needing development. The survey measures women's views of the importance of administrative functions of vocational education, the factors contributing to women's underrepresentation in vocational administration, and the importance of qualifications in the hiring of administrators. These views are to be compared to those held by the predominately male vocational administrators and heads of policy boards. The survey also measures women's confidence in their ability to perform administrative functions and their aspirations for further education and vocational administration positions. Finally, the survey describes the employment picture for vocational administration in Kansas. The second phase of this project is to develop and validate a procedure for equating unpaid volunteer experience with traditional paid work experiences. This phase is still in the planning stage. (The basic four-page questionnaire is appended.) (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Guidance Division Interest Section of the American Vocational Association Convention (Atlantic City, New Jersey, December 4, 1977) ; Appendix may reproduce poorly due to type size