ERIC Number: ED359376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Gender Equity in Vocational Education. Trends and Issues Alerts.
Women now represent 45% of the work force, and 74% of all 25- to 54-year-old women now work. Despite these statistics, women are still clustered in 20 of 400 occupational categories, and 70% of female secondary vocational students are preparing for low-wage jobs. These statistics, coupled with the findings of research on self-esteem and identity formation, mandates included in the 1990 Carl Perkins Act, and growing recognition of the fact that gender equity is good business, have motivated renewed emphasis on the creation of an environment in which individuals consider career options and make career choices based on their abilities rather than on stereotypes and expectations. A new set of issues accompanies the renewed interest in gender equity. Included among these issues are attitudes and stereotypes, sexual harassment, equity and males, learning and communication styles, and accountability. The most important issue, however, remains that of how gender equity can be achieved. (An annotated bibliography of 15 print resources for vocational educators interested in accelerating gender equity in education and in work is provided along with the names and addresses of four resource organizations concerned with issues related to gender equity in vocational education.) (MN)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Directories, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Models, Organizations (Groups), Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Research Reports, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.