ERIC Number: ED358363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Working Together for Sex Equity: Nontraditional Programs That Make a Difference.
Cunanan, Esmeralda S.; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn
TASPP Brief, v5 n1 May 1993
This issue, the second of a two-part series on gender equity, presents strategies that nontraditional programs around the country have found to be helpful in combating the problems of educational and occupational segregation by sex. Described in detail is the Outreach Equity Non-Traditional Program located at the Florida Advanced Technology Center at Brevard Community College. Strengths of the Florida program include active, personal, direct recruitment, complete support services, interagency collaboration, and job placement and follow-up programs. Four other programs are profiled: the Women in Machining (WIM) Training Program in Massachusetts, the Women in Technology Project at Vermont Technical College, the It's High Time for High Tech Career seminars in Missouri, and the Techno-Fear Fair at Ashland Community College in Kentucky. The key elements of these successful programs include the following: (1) extensive and active recruitment programs; (2) strong intra- and interagency collaboration; (3) a complete range of student support services; (4) an integrated curriculum that includes hands-on training and varied high-tech activities; (5) adequate work experience opportunities, effective job placement services, and a follow-up program; and (6) having nontraditional students meet nontraditional role models. Twelve recruitment strategies and 13 retention strategies for nontraditional students are suggested. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Developed by the Office of Special Populations, NCRVE University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Site. For a related document, see ED 353 452.