ERIC Number: ED375275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Demographic Survey of Female Faculty in Technology Education Programs.
A study was conducted to determine the general program information and the demographic status of female faculty in four-year technology education programs in the United States. Information was gathered through a literature review and a questionnaire mailed to all 70 technology education programs listed in the 1994 International Technology Education Association directory. A total of 55 questionnaires (78 percent) were returned. According to the responses, a majority of technology education programs have an enrollment of 21-50 students, with 60 percent of the programs having 15 percent or less female student representation. The overall number of female faculty members is low (44, or 8 percent), but the instructors are spread over the spectrum of programs. However, 57 percent of all female faculty are responsible for the three areas of graphic arts, training and development, and research or professional activities. A smaller number of female faculty members (23 percent) are involved in the teaching of manufacturing, technical drawing, and industrial safety. A high percentage of the female faculty members (43 percent) had the rank of assistant professor, but 39 percent of the female faculty members in technology education have the rank of associate or full professor. Comments from the chairs of technology education departments reflect a high level of satisfaction with female faculty members' performance and a willingness to have more women faculty members. (The survey instrument is appended.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A