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ERIC Number: ED168415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Putting It All Together: A Model Program for Women Entering Engineering.
LeBold, William K.; And Others
A model career preparation program for first-year engineering women at Purdue University is described. Key elements of this project, which is funded through the Women's Educational Equity Act, are: a course designed to provide engineering and career information and practical experience; a means of evaluating the methods and results; wide dissemination of all useful information generated by the experimental course; and the collection of information relevant to programs for women in engineering. The program includes lecture-discussions of contemporary problems in the field by role-model lecturers; career-planning and counseling session; and "hands-on" laboratory experiences broadly related to the field of engineering. The first experimental course was evaluated by pre-testing and post-testing with standardized tests and specially-constructed surveys relating to educational goals and self-concepts of students. The pilot course was revised and offered again as a set of three modules to provide more flexibility to meet student needs. Test results for both years (1977 and 1978) are included. Information dissemination about the program has included a slide-tape set about the model program and experimental course; conference papers; professional journal articles; an Associated Press news story; and public service television spots. A brief annotated bibliography focusing on pre-college backgrounds and college and post-college development of women in engineering is presented, and comments from two students are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Freshmen, Demonstration Programs, Engineering Education, Experiential Learning, Experimental Curriculum, Females, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Models, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Testing, Womens Education
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Program Staff.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN. Dept. of Freshman Engineering.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Womens Educational Equity Act