ERIC Number: ED237758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-4
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for the Recruitment, Retention, and Placement of Students in Vocational Education Program Areas Not Traditional for Their Sex.
Kouzekanani, Kamiar; Knight, James A.
This study was conducted to identify and document the most widely used strategies for the recruitment, retention, and placement of students in vocational education programs not traditional for their sex. Nearly 100 pieces of literature related to sex equity in vocational education found in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database were reviewed. The following were identified as the most widely used strategies for the recruitment of students for vocational education program areas not traditional for their sex: use of role models, parental involvement, prevocational classes and workshops, community involvement, active encouragement of prospective students, publicity/promotional activities, use of sex-fair media and informational materials and inservice training of teachers. The following activities were found to be useful for retaining students in vocational education program areas not traditional for their sex: supportive groups, moral support and explicit support of teachers and counselors, personnel training and awareness raising, unbiased language in the classroom, and placing nontraditional students in the same classes. Finally, the following activities were identified as being useful for the placement of nontraditional students in occupations related to their training: public relations, workshops for employers, student training, publicity, and promotional activities. The review concluded that sex equity actions should be expanded and be conducted continuously so that sex-fair attitudes and procedures will become standard. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 4, 1983).