ERIC Number: ED266253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Equity Handbook for Community College Personnel--A Resource to Increase Female Enrollment in Nontraditional Vocational Education Programs. Final Report.
A project identified and described factors that influence women's enrollment and continuation in nontraditional vocational education programs. The purposes of the study were to produce an equity handbook on education and employment and to develop a gathered through interviews with 60 women enrolled in traditional and nontraditional vocational training programs at Pueblo and Pikes Peak Community Colleges. The traditional group was most often influenced by friends or self in declaring a major. Nearly half of the nontraditional group viewed theirs as a self-decision, although many more reported using information from advisors, counselors, and male family members. The most often reported difficulties were financial problems, family problems, coursework, and scheduling. The biggest needs were child care facilities, more counseling, training in job acquisition skills, and career and placement information. Both groups recommended more career counseling and information to aid in recruitment of women into nontraditional programs. The traditional group was concerned with changing traditional attitudes; the nontraditional group advocated advertising, recruitment programs, and role models. The report concludes by recommending support systems for females in nontraditional programs, dissemination of career information, job placement, recruitment of women, and equity inservice for educators. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pueblo Community Coll., CO.
Note: For the equity handbook, see ED 265 385.