ERIC Number: ED183232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Sex Equity at Community Colleges: An In-Service Training Module on Recruiting and Retaining Students in Courses That Are Nontraditional for Their Sex.
Miller, Susan W.
An in-service training module is presented that is designed to assist community college vocational instructors in recruiting and retaining students in courses that are non-traditional for their sex. The workbook first presents a rationale for the implementation of sex affirmative programs in vocational education, discussing gender stereotypes and the inequitable position of women in the labor force. This is followed by a list of terms and definitions needed to familiarize educators with the terminology of sex equity in education. Relevant legislation is then identified and discussed to provide a working knowledge of the legal aspects of sex discrimination in educational and work settings. Administrative and curricular practices which retard sex equity at community colleges are then identified and specific steps to promote sex equity in vocational programs are enumerated. These steps include the active recruitment of students, the elimination of sex bias in course content and materials, and the provision of non-biased vocational counseling and job placement services. Worksheets and exercises are provided throughout the workbook. (JP)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Problems, Definitions, Faculty Development, Federal Legislation, Females, Inservice Education, Job Placement, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Discrimination, Sex Stereotypes, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.