ERIC Number: ED164976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling Programs and Services for Women in Non-Traditional Occupations. Information Series No. 133.
Farmer, Helen S.
Focusing on counseling programs and support services for increasing the participation of women (postsecondary level) in occupations traditionally dominated by men, a study examined opportunities, needs, and support systems relevant for women seeking to enter either nontraditional professional or nonprofessional occupations. The data collected covered the following categories: opportunities in nontraditional professional occupations; characteristics of women choosing traditional and nontraditional professional occupations; counseling/support services for women in math, science, and management; role models used to increase nontraditional participation; counseling services/resources for college women; counseling services aimed at changing change agents; legislative support for women entering nontraditional occupations; participation of and support programs for women in nontraditional, nonprofessional occupations; and apprenticeship training. Positive trends were identified in several nontraditional occupational fields where female enrollments in professional training have increased during the past decade. Seen as a result of several factors rather than the result of any one programmatic effort, these increases were facilitated by legislation and efforts by states and institutions to recruit more women. Promising projects were identified that aimed at influencing educators, parents, and students to change their attitudes and behaviors. (BM)
Descriptors: Adults, Affirmative Action, Ancillary Services, Apprenticeships, Attitude Change, Career Counseling, Change Agents, Counseling Services, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Legislation, Managerial Occupations, Nontraditional Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Professional Occupations, Program Improvement, Recruitment, Resources, Role Models, Scientific Personnel, Skilled Occupations
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 133, $4.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.