ERIC Number: ED340792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Strategies for Increasing the Achievement and Attainment of At-Risk Hispanic Females through Vocational Education.
A survey was done to identify model programs and approaches in vocational education at the middle school and secondary school levels that target at-risk Hispanic American females. That survey polled state education vocational education directors and vocational sex equity coordinators in 27 states and the District of Columbia. The study sought to identify program components and practices associated with improved academic and employment outcomes for these students and to generate discussion within the sex equity and vocational education communities. The programs that focused on serving this special population tended to do the following: (1) systematically address the barriers that at-risk Hispanic American females face to greater and more diverse participation in vocational education; (2) use Hispanic American role models and businesses; (3) collaborate with community-based organizations; (4) examine the role of Hispanic culture, specifically the influence of home and family, male and female relations, and level of group acculturation; and (5) use approaches impacting the course-taking behaviors of females and the acquisition of technical, basic, and English language skills. A section is included which describes eight programs that target at-risk Hispanic American female students. The document also includes an appendix listing programs serving but not targeting Hispanic American females, and an appendix describing selected programs from the first appendix. Included are one table and 18 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attainment, Females, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, National Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Role, Urban Schools, Vocational Education
Resource Center on Educational Equity, Council of Chief State School Officers, 400 North Capital St., N.W., Suite 379, Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hispanic Policy Development Project, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC. Resource Center on Educational Equity.