ERIC Number: ED382816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Louisiana's Achievements for Sex Equity in Vocational Education 1992-93.
In 1992-93, Louisiana had many achievements toward sex equity in vocational education. As state enrollment continued to grow, many efforts were undertaken to increase sex equity in vocational programs and to increase the occupational success of groups targeted by the Carl D. Perkins Applied Vocational and Technology Education Act. Among achievements were the following: (1) rates of nontraditional students in vocational education have remained constant or increased slightly; (2) males continue to comprise approximately one-sixth of nontraditional enrollments, with the largest number enrolled in office occupations; (3) institutions used diverse strategies in the areas of recruitment, retention, and placement for the increased participation of nontraditional students; (4) the state awarded numerous competitive grants to institutions for the implementation of projects for sex equity and single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women; (5) institutions used state funds to assist more than 1,700 eligible students for their successful participation in vocational education; (6) 41 percent of the nontraditional students completed programs and 28 percent were employed in the area of their training--one-third had wages at or greater than $8 per hour; (7) projects implemented numerous activities to promote gender equity, including workshops, state conferences, handouts, a newsletter, and a lending library; and (8) a Council for the Education and Employment of Women and Girls was formed to advise state education officials on gender-equity matters. (This report contains 16 charts, graphs, and tables summarizing the gender-equity efforts made in educational institutions in Louisiana.) (KC)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Enrollment, Federal Legislation, Females, Males, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, State Programs, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990