ERIC Number: ED157976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Full Equality: More Job Education for Women.
Roby, Pamela Ann
Vocational education programs have been growing steadily. Despite this growth, the needs of women for vocational education have not yet been given serious attention. The first hurdle that girls and women seeking vocational education confront is admission. They must fulfill all the admission criteria concerning intelligence and educational experience normally required of men and, in addition, must overcome some barriers not experienced by men. Once admitted, they face common school practices which involve tracking men and women according to sex roles. Assuming access into vocational education programs, women are confronted by a series of other problems. These barriers consist of the feasibility of combining school with obligations to family and children, and counselors who reinforce stereotypes that prevent women from thinking more broadly about career decisions. Policy makers, administrators, and program developers could assist high school girls by removing all barriers to their entry into schools and courses for which they otherwise qualify and by reviewing the curriculum and counseling materials for misleading stereotypes. At the post secondary level, women could be helped if child care at low sliding scale rates were provided, thus enabling mothers to attend school. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Blacks, Career Counseling, Curriculum Problems, Enrollment, Equal Education, Females, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education
Not available separately; See UD 018 455
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Women's Research Div.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents see UD 018 393, UD 018 516, and UD 018 518-524