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ERIC Number: ED318879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec-4
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing Female Enrollment in Industrial Education.
Bloom, Thomas K.
An action study was undertaken at the University of Vermont to increase the number of women students in Industrial Education (IE) programs within the Vocational Education and Technology Department. The first objective was to increase the number of women students taking introductory technical courses. Objective 2 was to increase the number of women students taking higher-level technical courses. Objective 3 was to increase the number of women minors and majors in IE. Among the activities undertaken were the development of a slide presentation, a recruitment brochure, and posters; demonstrations and displays in popular meeting places on campus; establishment of working relationships with women's advocacy groups on campus; determination that instructional materials were nonsexist; identification of role models; and counseling. Over an 18-month period, all of the basic courses demonstrated an increase in participation by women. However, the impact on enrollment in upper-level courses was not yet known. Additionally, it is not known whether, when the project is completed, the enrollments will continue or active recruitment efforts will need to be continued in the future. (CML)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A