ERIC Number: ED200742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Recommendations for the Acceptance of Equity Programs. Final Report, March 1, 1979-June 30, 1980. Product # 4.
Thomas, Susan; Hogeland, Elizabeth
This paper presents recommendations for the facilitation and acceptance of change to remove sex bias and discriminatory practices in vocational education. They are based on the review of theory and research relating to attitude and behavior change, information about various equity programs, and results from the statewide survey of vocational education directors conducted by a Florida project. (The project is described in CE 028 424.) The three major sections of the paper address the three processes involved in the implementation of equity: assessing needs, identifying the role of and training change agents and choosing an appropriate change strategy, and evaluating the whole process to insure its effectiveness. In the fourth section recommendations are made. Choosing an appropriate change strategy is first considered with focus on such topics as issues involved in implementing an attitude change program, needs assessment, linkage, and evaluation. Following a brief discussion of the six stages in planning for change, twelve general recommendation for attempting to change sexually biased attitudes are listed which were made by states which have successfully implemented sex equity programs. Results of a survey of Florida's vocational education directors regarding their perceptions of strategies and activities successful for implementing sex equity are then summarized. Specific recommendations for various target groups are presented. The administrator's sex equity survey is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Vocational Education, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Equal Education, Needs Assessment, Networks, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Surveys, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. School of Home Economics.