ERIC Number: ED357791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Gender Equity: Vocational Education Resource Package.
Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Designed to assist community college administrators and faculty in enhancing vocational education programs and services, this resource package explores gender equity efforts in vocational programs in the California Community Colleges (CCC), describing successful program strategies currently in use in the colleges. The opening section of the report reviews gender equity legislation in California, provides information on the current distribution of gender equity funds within the CCC, and describes the target populations for funding (i.e., single parents/single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, and students enrolled in courses with 80% of more opposite sex enrollment). Next, the report provides descriptions of the following six gender equity programs in the CCC: (1) Project STEP-UP: Preparing Women for the Trades, designed to increase skilled female workers in the skilled trades; (2) Elimination of Sex Bias mini grants, currently in use at more than 30 CCC colleges, to encourage men and women to enter vocational programs which are non-traditional for their sex; (3) New Horizons, a program providing special services and courses for single parents and displaced homemakers; (4) LINKS, a program that prepares women for careers in non-traditional technical fields; (5) Skills Training for New Californians, providing support services to immigrant single parents, single pregnant women, and displaced homemakers; and (6) Displaced Homemakers Outreach with Community-Based Organizations, providing counseling and education services to dependent women. The final section reviews specific recruitment and retention strategies of successful gender equity programs. A list of program contact people is included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Counseling Services, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Resources, Females, Nontraditional Students, One Parent Family, Pregnant Students, Program Descriptions, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Special Needs Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.