ERIC Number: ED192823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Sexual and Racial Imbalance in Vocational Education.
Nelken, Ira; And Others
The findings are presented of a study conducted for the California community colleges to describe and analyze accurate baseline data against which sex equity in vocational education programs could be measured. The components of the study are described first, including: (1) the use of Vocational Education Audit (VEA) form #48 to collect statistics from all California community colleges and secondary schools relating to 1977-78 vocational enrollments in terms of students' sex, ethnicity, program, and status--special emphasis was placed on nontraditional programs; (2) the use of VEA form #45 to collect data from the same schools relating to student completions and employment follow-up by program area; (3) the use of VEA form #47 to determine the sex and ethnicity of administrators and teachers in vocational education programs; and (4) on-site interviews with 95 randomly selected secondary school districts and 35 randomly selected community college districts to assess the reliability of the VEA forms and to collect additional information concerning support services for women and other nontraditional vocational students. Results for each of the study components are graphically and textually analyzed. Recommendations are presented for the improvement of VEA data collection and for increasing the enrollment of women and minorities in vocational programs. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Females, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Secondary Schools, Sex Fairness, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Vocational Education Services.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nelken (Ira) and Associates, Inc., Chico, CA.