ERIC Number: ED194421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Conference on the Educational and Occupational Needs of White Ethnic Women (October 10-13, 1978).
National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
These conference papers address the issues of educational and occupational equality for women and identify factors contributing to the underrepresentation of minority women in education and work. The conferences, sponsored by the National Institute of Education (NIE), were held between 1975 and 1978 to solicit the views of black, Hispanic-American, Asian-Pacific-American, American Indian, and white ethnic women. Other ethnic groups who participated include Italian, Finnish, German, Slavic, Jewish, and Greek-Americans. Included in the paper are policy, research, social, and humanitarian concerns, much of whose implementation fall beyond the mission, purview, and resources of NIE and the Department of Education. Therefore, NIE is now making them available to a wider audience. Recommendations made by the participants summarize the spirit of the conference. Federal agencies should communicate with each other with regard to the concerns of ethnic women. Their policies and practices should be reviewed in congressional/committee/agency hearings for their effect on the needs and development of ethnic women. Ethnic organizations should be examined, their history surveyed, and the status of women in those organizations analyzed. Research is needed on mixed ethnic settings where intergroup tensions exist so one ethnic group will not victimize another. Women who are sensitive to ethnic needs should be placed in leadership positions in federal agencies and programs. The Department of Housing and Urban Development should conduct research on women's housing needs. NIE should convene a conference with representatives from all five minority women's conferences to stress the commonalities. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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