ERIC Number: ED277812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Parents as Partners in Reducing Sex-Role Stereotypes in Vocational Education.
Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Vocational Education.
This handbook is intended to assist vocational education teachers and guidance counselors in working with parents to reduce sex-role stereotyping in vocational education and employment. Discussed first are recent developments in the area of ensuring equity in vocational education and parent involvement in career decisions. A list of pertinent definitions is provided. The next sections examine the issues of family influence, assumed male and female characteristics, and sex bias in the language. Covered in a section on legislation pertaining to equity in education are Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Women's Educational Equity Act of the Education Amendments of 1974, the Vocational Education Act as amended by the Education Amendments of 1976, and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. The rationale for equity in educational and employment opportunities and pertinent trends in employment patterns and enrollments in vocational education programs are examined. The next section, which sets forth a model of career choice as a developmental process, includes specific goals for sex-fair career education activities at the K-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and postsecondary grade levels. The occupations included in the 15 career cluster areas of vocational education are listed. Concluding the guide are lists of actions that teachers can take to eliminate sex-role stereotyping in vocational programs and to counsel parents in how to work to eliminate sex bias. (A final project report detailing the procedures followed in developing the handbook is included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wyoming State Dept. of Education, Cheyenne.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Dept. of Vocational Education.
Note: Appendixes A and B are not included.