ERIC Number: ED186652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Careers for Women in Science and Technology: A Model Treatment Program. Final Report.
A project was conducted to design and field-test a prevocational program of recruitment, instruction, advising, counseling, and placement for women considering careers in science and technology fields. Additional objectives were to directly assist women in coping with constraints inhibiting them from entering such fields and to compile the program elements and project results into a useful, transportable guide for other institutions of higher education in the state of Washington. A set of methods was devised to locate suitable students, increase faculty awareness of the project, identify and gain support of successful science/technology resource women in the community, and create an advising booklet. Instructional procedures emphasized the development of an integrated career counseling course that focused upon individual decision making within a supportive interpersonal environment. A pre- and post-test design was utilized that included unpublished tests, standardized tests, and case studies. By the completion of the course, approximately 68% of the 54 participants were actively planning to enter sci/tech careers. Twenty-two women were engaged in training in a sci/tech field along with an additional 10 training for other careers. Over 90% of the participants obtained a clear confirmation. Additional accomplishments pertained to increased convictions with regard to the necessity for college supportive systems as crucial for such a project and course. Revisions based on participant reactions were made and the component retested. (Author/BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Highline Community Coll., Midway, WA.