ERIC Number: ED193487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Role Models in the Classroom: A Handbook for Recruiting and Training Journey Women as Trade Teachers.
This handbook describes a strategy to reduce sex barriers in vocational education and aid in recruiting students into nontraditional areas by recruiting women from nontraditional occupations to teach part time in occupational training programs. The teacher recruiting and training process described was derived from experience with a pilot project (Women Instructors in the Trades (WIT) at San Jose City College, California) which successfully recruited forty qualified tradeswomen to enroll in teacher training classes, provided support services to ensure a 90% completion rate, and assisted the women in gaining their vocational teaching credentials and in finding part-time jobs as trade teachers. There are seven sections. Section 1 justifies the need for women in trade education and provides an overview of the pilot project and the strategy. Section 2 explains how to lay the groundwork for setting up teacher training and make arrangements for credentialing, while sections 3 and 4 detail the process for recruiting tradeswomen and a method for training them. Section 5 summarizes results of placing the teacher-tradeswomen; section 6 suggests funding sources for similar projects; and section 7 emphasizes the philosophy behind the program--the impact women teachers in nontraditional areas can have on their students and their significance for vocational education. (KC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Females, Financial Support, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Role Models, Sex Fairness, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Jose City Coll., CA.