ERIC Number: ED164972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Equal Chance. A Parent's Introduction to Sex Fairness in Vocational Education.
Matthews, Martha; McCune, Shirley
This booklet was developed to introduce parents to sex fairness in vocational education. First, it presents the pictures of two women and two men and explains why they are enrolled in their particular vocational education programs. It then asks parents to consider whether they can see their daughters and sons in occupations nontraditional to their sex. These questions are followed by some statistics regarding women's work force participation, including wages. Next, the implications of these facts for both daughters and sons are discussed. Then follows a discussion of the current enrollment of men and women in vocational education programs which are not traditional for their sex. The concluding portion of this booklet discusses the things parents can do to help their children overcome stereotyping and help schools provide equal opportunity. (EM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Guides, Parent Responsibility, Parents, School Responsibility, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01863-2)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Sex Roles in Education.