ERIC Number: ED276871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Retaining Non-Traditional Students.
Lydiard, Beverly W.
This paper consists of 16 suggestions for retaining nontraditional students in classes in which it is unusual for them to participate. Emphasis is on female students in traditionally all-male fields, such as trade and industrial courses. Some of the suggestions are the following: (1) have more than one nontraditional student in a class; (2) give extra help to nontraditional students in areas in which they have not had much background; (3) don't tell dirty jokes and watch out for sexual harassment; (4) encourage open discussion of tensions; (5) don't be patronizing or chivalrous; (6) treat all students alike; (7) establish support groups for nontraditional students; (8) use gender-free terms and occupational titles; (9) help students to identify sex stereotypes; and (10) invite role models into the classroom. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (Dallas, TX, December 6, 1986).