ERIC Number: ED178688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Special Vocational Education Needs of Women. Expanding Career Horizons. Final Report.
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
A project was conducted to expand the career horizons of young women and young men, with particular emphasis on the increasing options for women. The first activity completed was a comprehensive report on the employment trends of women and the implications of those trends for women's participation in vocational education programs. A curriculum entitled "Expanding Career Horizons" was then developed based on the conclusions and recommendations set forth in the first report. The curriculum was intended for use in grades 7-14 and consisted of five, 50-minute lessons. In addition, a teacher's guide was developed to assist in the utilization of the curriculum. This curriculum was systematically field tested and validated in nine schools, including several high schools, a vocational center, and a community college (see CE 019 895). It was then disseminated to schools throughout Illinois through a series of fifteen dissemination/awareness workshops. A 16mm color/sound film on sex role stereotyping was also developed for teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents. An impact assessment was conducted which was designed to measure the degree of use of the curriculum. Finally, a group of teachers was trained to conduct inservice workshops for other teachers on classroom use of the curriculum. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois