ERIC Number: ED374331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Gender Equity in Career and Applied Technology Education Programs. Final Report.
Lovelace, Bill E.; Teddlie, Jessie
A study examined the extent to which Texas vocational/applied technology programs and statewide and regional services and activities designed to eliminate sex bias and stereotyping are meeting students' needs. Questionnaires were sent to the directors/coordinators of 21 funded sex equity programs, administrators of career and technology education programs of 117 public secondary schools, and directors of Texas' 8 vocational consortia. Usable responses were received from 18 (88%) sex equity programs, 17 (14.5%) school districts, and all 8 vocational consortia. It was discovered that all of the required gender equity program characteristics were being implemented by more than 50% of the funded projects and responding secondary schools. It was concluded that, although progress is being made in eliminating sex bias and stereotyping in secondary career and applied technology programs and in increasing student enrollments in nontraditional programs, Texas' current system for reporting gender equity-related data remains inadequate. A model was developed for Texas' school systems to use in evaluating the extent and quality of programs/activities to eliminate sex bias and stereotyping. (Twelve tables are included. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this report contain the following: Delphi questionnaires, survey instruments, lists of responding program directors and school districts, and project evaluation report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Career Education, Consortia, Counselor Attitudes, Demography, High Schools, Instructor Coordinators, Models, Principals, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Questionnaires, Sex Fairness, Special Needs Students, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Technology Education, Vocational Directors
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Community Colleges and Technical Institutes Div.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton. School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990