ERIC Number: ED356377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Female and Male Enrollment and Staffing in Secondary and Postsecondary Occupational Education in Nevada between 1984-1991.
Quon, Denise K.; And Others
A study examined occupational education student enrollments and instructional staffing at the secondary and postsecondary levels in Nevada from 1984 to 1991. It focused on gender compositions within general occupational education areas and specifically concentrated on changes over the period for the traditionally underrepresented gender within each of the following occupational education clusters: agriculture, business, home economics related occupations (HERO)/home economics, health, marketing, and trade and industry/industrial arts. Data were gathered from the statewide Occupational Reporting System. The study showed the following: (1) for females there were almost no increases in staffing in nontraditional occupational education areas at either the secondary or postsecondary level; (2) there were decreases in the percentage of women staffing secondary agriculture and trade and industry or industrial arts classes; (3) there was a decrease in secondary female trade and industry/industrial arts enrollment; (4) the percentages of females enrolled in secondary and postsecondary agriculture increased; (5) for males, there were no increases in staffing into nontraditional occupational education areas; (6) male staffing in secondary marketing and male enrollment in secondary health occupational and postsecondary business decreased; (7) there were increases in male enrollment in secondary business and marketing and postsecondary home economics and health occupations; (8) in almost all the occupational education areas at both secondary and postsecondary levels, the percentage of female enrollment in nontraditional occupational areas far exceeds the percentage of female staffing in those areas; and (9) male enrollment and male staffing follow the same pattern. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada