ERIC Number: ED256938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Manual for Helping Non-Traditional Students.
This manual is designed to assist vocational educators in meeting the needs of students preparing for careers in nontraditional occupations. Discussed first are the effects of sex bias and stereotyping on employment and earning patterns, barriers to nontraditional training, and the role of vocational education in equal access. Discussed in a chapter on recruitment strategies are vocational counseling, publicity efforts, and special outreach activities. Various retention strategies are described, including increasing awareness of equal access issues, using materials and instructional techniques that include nontraditional students, identifying role models, and providing support services. Covered in a chapter on placement strategies are job development, student preparation, and follow-up procedures. The final chapter reports on a Texas survey, the Equal Access Survey, that examined the experiences and opinions of postsecondary vocational instructors, counselors, and nontraditional students as well as of nontraditional workers and their employers. Concluding the guide are a bibliography and appendixes listing resources for equal access information and materials and a suggested agenda for an equal access workshop. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Counseling, Classroom Techniques, Counseling Techniques, Equal Education, Guidelines, Job Development, Job Placement, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Publicity, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, State Surveys, Stereotypes, Student Recruitment, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Central Texas Coll., Killeen.
Identifiers - Location: Texas