ERIC Number: ED228434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Equity and Vocational Education: An Initial Synthesis of Progress and Recommendations for the Future.
Vetter, Louise; And Others
Results are presented of an initial synthesis of literature based on work conducted in the area of vocational education equity for persons discriminated against on the basis of racial and ethnic identity, sex, and handicapping conditions. (The literature base is composed of 1,357 items obtained from searches of the ERIC database, the Vocational Education Program Improvement database, and from the publication, "Resources and References for Sex-Fair Vocational Education.") Two matrices are provided: the first including publications addressing the three special populations individually, and another including publications addressing two or three of the populations in one document. Summaries are provided of the document analyses for the three equity areas, and recommendations for research and development are made. A summary of the initial synthesis cites these findings: vocational education neglects to deal with racial and ethnic minority groups, materials are targeted mainly to school personnel, and little emphasis is placed on topics requiring involvement of people outside the educational system. Thirty-five goals, developed by a technical panel, are listed in order of priority. Seven bibliographies are appended: (1) racial/ethnic minority equity, (2) sex equity, (3) handicapped equity, (4) racial/ethnic minority/sex/handicapped equity, (5) racial/ethnic minority/sex equity, (6) racial/ethnic minority/handicapped equity, and (7) sex/handicapped equity. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Discrimination, Equal Education, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups, Nondiscriminatory Education, Postsecondary Education, Racial Discrimination, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.