ERIC Number: ED309301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Perceived Needs for Vo Tech Resource Materials and Related Curriculum Assistance for Iowa's Gender Equity Resource Center.
Van Ast, John, Jr.
A study was conducted to determine present and future needs perceptions of teachers and others for curriculum resource materials and related curriculum assistance to promote equitable access and success for men and women, single parents, and displaced homemakers in vocational-technical education. The information gathered was to be used as a basis for the development and marketing of a Gender Equity Curriculum Assistance Center for Iowa's vocational educators. Eleven subgroups of potential users were identified and sent a mailed survey. A total of 284 surveys were mailed, with 175 returned (62 percent). The study found that needs perceptions for curriculum resource materials and related assistance were consistent across the 11 subgroups. A vast majority of items (69 of 92) were perceived as needed in curriculum materials. The data provide significant input for setting the direction for a center as well as for other services of the Iowa Department of Education. The high rate of survey return implies that the respondents perceived a significantly high level of need for the resources and technical assistance areas being surveyed. (A plan of action for the assistance center is appended.) (KC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Curriculum Study Centers, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Needs, Equal Education, Females, Instructional Materials, Males, Material Development, One Parent Family, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa