ERIC Number: ED356289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Are Minority Members Overrepresented in Vocational Education Programs?
Olmstead, Phyllis M.
This study investigated minority race and gender enrollment in secondary and postsecondary vocational programs in comparison with majority race and gender enrollment. The population considered was the entire enrollment of vocational programs and prekindergarten through 12th grades in the State of Florida for the school year 1990-91. The study analyzed machine-readable data files of public school enrollment from the Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community Education of the Florida State Department of Education. Comparisons were made between the ethnic and gender percentages of the total prekindergarten through grade 12 population and the total vocational percentages for the state. The same comparisons were made between secondary vocational enrollment percentages and the total school populations. Racial minorities were not found to be overrepresented in secondary vocational programs or in the total of all vocational programs in the State of Florida. In fact, the percentage of minorities in the school population deviated from the percentage of minorities in vocational programs by just over 1 percent. Females were not overrepresented in the secondary vocational programs in the state. (Contains 3 tables and 11 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Demography, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Equal Education, Females, Minority Group Children, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Public Schools, Racial Bias, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, State Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida