ERIC Number: ED173537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Fostering Sex Fairness in Vocational Education: Strategies for Administrators. Information Series No. 147.
Steiger, JoAnn M.; Schlesinger, Sue H.
One of a series of sixteen knowledge transformation papers, this paper gives an overview of sex equity issues and suggests alternative strategies for administrators in vocational education to use in reducing sex segregation and fostering sex fairness. In the first section the nature of the problem is discussed; occupational sex stereotyping and segregation are recognized as major factors. Next, the relevant federal laws are summarized, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title II of the Education Amendments of 1976, and Executive Order 11246 (1965). The third section deals with a variety of strategies aimed at different aspects of the problem. For students, three areas are identified as targets: (1) recruitment measures to increase nontraditional enrollment, emphasizing career education programs, prevocational programs, and introductory vocational classes; (2) guidance and counseling to improve the retention rate of nontraditional students; and (3) placement programs to overcome occupational sex bias focusing on cooperative education programs. Sex stereotyping is also recognized as affecting special population students (displaced homemakers, minorities, the handicapped, and the disadvantaged), and strategies for change are offered in each case. On the staff level, two types of activities are discussed: inservice training and affirmative action programs. Additional communication efforts are recommended at the community and parent levels. (ELG)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Cooperative Programs, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Employment Opportunities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Inservice Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents see CE 019 603-618