ERIC Number: ED223860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Sex and Racial/Ethnic Characteristics of Full-Time Vocational Education Instructional Staff.
National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin, November 1982
Men dominated the teaching positions in five of nine vocational program areas during 1979-80: industrial-arts (96.6 percent of full time positions), agriculture (93.5 percent), technical (92.8 percent), trade and industrial (91.4 percent), and distribution (69.5 percent) according to a survey of 282,292 full time instructional staff analyzed through the Vocational Education Data System (VEDS). Women staff comprised majorities in consumer and homemaking (96.1 percent), occupational home economics (88.8 percent), health (82.7 percent), and office occupations (64 percent). For three of the four types of institutions studied (secondary, postsecondary, vocational technical institutes, and other postsecondary programs) staffs were overwhelmingly male in traditionally male fields and overwhelmingly female in fields traditionally considered to be for females. Only in higher education were these patterns broken, showing more balanced distribution. Estimates of data on racial/ethnic characteristics indicate that about 11 percent of the full time instructors in vocational education programs were minorities with 8.8 percent black, 1.5 percent Hispanic, 0.8 percent Asian or Pacific Islanders, and 0.3 percent American Indians/Alaskan Natives. Minority instructors were concentrated in occupational home economics, office occupations, industrial arts, and consumer and homemaking programs; few taught in technical and distributive education. Minority groups, however, varied according to program areas and types of institutions. (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Consumer Education, Distributive Education, Females, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Males, Minority Groups, Occupational Home Economics, Office Occupations Education, Pacific Americans, Postsecondary Education, Regional Schools, Secondary Education, Sex, Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.