ERIC Number: ED395199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Equity: Recruitment and Retention of Non-Traditional Students.
Mewhorter, V. Carolyn
This document contains the materials required to present two courses that were developed during a project to increase the recruitment/retention of women in technical education programs. Presented first is Developing Mechanical/Electrical Aptitude, a 30-hour course to improve students' (primarily women's) mechanical and electrical aptitude and thereby prepare them for enrollment and employment in nontraditional fields by training them to do the following: solve abstract reasoning problems in spatial relations; identify various types of household and industrial tools used and demonstrate their uses; describe mechanical advantages, classes of levers, and simple machines; and understand basic electrical and mechanical concepts and their applications in everyday life. A course overview is provided along with a course test and five modules containing an overview, study/activity guide, instructor information, learning activities, and handouts. Presented next is a Equity/Equality, a course module that can be incorporated into instructional programs or used alone and that is designed to familiarize students with their rights and responsibilities in school and the workplace. The module includes goals/objectives, learning activities, and an evaluation activity and discusses the following topics: legal requirements for equal opportunity in education and employment; prohibited forms of discrimination and harassment and the legal consequences for employers and individuals; and gender equity. (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Electrical Occupations, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Job Skills, Labor Legislation, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Mechanical Skills, Nontraditional Occupations, School Holding Power, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment, Skill Development, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education, Madison. Wisconsin Technical Coll. System.
Authoring Institution: Fox Valley Technical Coll., Appleton, WI.