ERIC Number: ED259175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Michigan's Sex Equity Efforts in Vocational Education with Recommendations.
Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Center for Women's Services.
Examination of data concerning such topics as enrollment in nontraditional vocational programs and comparative earnings of male and female vocational graduates indicates that efforts to reduce sex bias and sex role stereotyping in Michigan's secondary vocational programs have resulted in increased attention to the issue at the local level. Such efforts, however, appear to have limited impact on the student population, their parents, or their peers. Increases in the percentage of students electing nontraditional vocational classes were erratic and were not necessarily characteristic of sites that had been funded to train staff, disseminate nonbiased resources, or pilot a specific activity. It was recommended that the State direct its economic and technical resources toward developing a comprehensive model for local school districts to recruit and retain students in nontraditional programs; that sex equity efforts of the Vocational Technical Education services be coordinated with those of the State Department of Education; that monitoring of program development efforts in this area be continued; and that the State establish a comprehensive data collection system to gather more detailed information on job placement, vocational graduate earnings, and perceptions of vocational graduates. (Appendixes to this report include comparisons of earning of male and female vocational graduates, excerpts from Federal and State legislation on sex equity in education, and information concerning progress on planning directions for sex equity in Michigan.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Equal Education, Financial Support, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Salary Wage Differentials, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, State Action, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo. Center for Women's Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan