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ERIC Number: ED301754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women and Men: Preparing for the Future. Monograph. Volume 1, Number 4.
Fear-Fenn, Marcia
Today's life-styles and labor force are changing as more women enter the workplace and the workplace becomes more service- and information-oriented. However, women still earn much less than men and are more likely to live in poverty than their male counterparts. Schools also have changed, as equity in education has been mandated. At present, excellence in education is being stressed, but equity is needed first. Although widely believed myths suggest that girls and women have more verbal ability and are more successful in school, research shows these ideas to be false. Girls start out ahead, but receive lower scores as they advance in an educational system that is built on the model of the male learning style. However, schools are enrolling more girls and women in nontraditional courses, and these programs may lead to higher-paid employment for women in the future. Many of the jobs of the future will be in service and highly technical occupations. In particular, more opportunities for technicians and for entrepreneurs will open up. If the education establishment is to keep up with these trends, educators must interact more with business leaders in order to keep abreast of change in the job world. More adults will retrain and many people will continue to learn throughout their lives. Schools must meet the challenges caused by these new realities. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Career Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Instructional Materials Lab.
Note: Document contains colored ink and paper.