ERIC Number: ED338854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Opportunities and Vocational Training--13 Years on. The Results of CEDEFOP's Programme for Women 1977-90.
This paper presents an overview of the Equal Opportunities and Vocational Training program of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) from its inception in 1977 until 1990. In the first section, the report describes the legislation that spurred the equal opportunities and vocational training program and presents some comparative statistics showing the gains in women's employment for the years 1976-1988. The statistics show that in general, the percentage of women in employment increased from 2 to 12 percent for the various countries of the European Economic Community, although the unemployment rate among women remained higher than that of men in most of the countries. The second section of the report describes the new approaches in the field of vocational training developed by CEDEFOP. It shows that women and girls complete job training in "men's" fields as well as or better than men; however, few women have moved into such jobs. However, continuing training led to changes in activities and skills, positively changing women's attitudes to work and promoting a sense of corporate identity. The section provides a skills profile for equal opportunity counselors, describes training for women entrepreneurs, and describes programs for women in information technology and microelectronics. Finally, the section discusses the difficulty of evaluation of programs for women. In the third section, the report concludes that the vocational training program has been successful in opening up discussion and building bridges in the field of continuing training. Twenty footnotes conclude the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Job Training, Males, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Berlin (Germany).