ERIC Number: ED374332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-30
Informing Students about Nontraditional Careers. A Resource Manual.
Teddlie, Jessie; And Others
This guide presents ideas and methods for vocational educators to use in informing students about future trends and needs for equity in the work force. The following topics are discussed: (1) the persistent equity challenge and the changing labor force; (2) the awareness process (traditional attitudes, effects of gender bias, and change agents/strategies); (3) planning (understanding legislative intent; needs assessment; suggestions for administrators, counselors, and instructors; identification of areas of desired impact; and coordination with contracted equity specialists); (4) career development (gender-fair counselors; resources; career assessment; and instructor, administrator, and coordinator roles); (5) strategies for improving sex equity in vocational-technical programs (counselors, curriculum development, strategies, and activities); (6) resources (agencies, contacts, regional education service center equity coordinators, articles and periodicals, books/pamphlets, films, videos, and other supplies); and (7) joint planning (discrimination, coordination with tech prep consortia, barriers to coordination, factors facilitating coordination and linkage, the planning process, and joint planning advantages for educational institutions). A total of 175 references are listed in bibliographies throughout the guide. Appended are the following: glossary, 11 learning activities/practices for gender equity submitted by participants in a 1993 workshop on gender equity, and 5 group-developed gender equity activities developed during the workshop. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Career Awareness, Career Guidance, Cooperative Planning, Coordinators, Counselor Role, Curriculum Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Federal Legislation, Information Dissemination, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Occupations, Occupational Information, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Teacher Role, Vocational Education, Vocational Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Authoring Institution: North Texas Univ., Denton. School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.
Note: For an earlier guide, see ED 303 658.