ERIC Number: ED396124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
A History of Women in the Trades for Integration with the Gender Equity in Education and the Workplace Curriculum.
Grey, Morgan, Comp.
This document, which was originally intended to complement a curriculum titled "Gender Equity in Education and the Workplace," is a compilation of the historical contributions made by women in trade and technical careers that may be used as a source of materials suitable for integration into existing trade and industrial education programs. Presented first are a brief discussion of the importance of gender equity in vocational curricula, a brief biography of the author, suggested strategies for integrating the historical materials into vocational curricula, and a list of particularly noteworthy contributions by women in the trades. Next, historical accounts of the contributions of women in the following skilled occupations/fields from the beginning of the given field (beginning in prehistoric and ancient times when applicable) to the mid-20th century are presented: agriculture; hunting and fishing; manufacturing and processing trades; metal products and heavy industry; lumber and wood products; textiles; leather and fur products; food processing; printing; miscellaneous manufacturing and processing trades; construction trades; architecture; engineering; mining; shipping/water transportation; land transportation/animal or human power; rail transportation; motor transportation; aviation and space; military; and miscellaneous professions (including medical and office occupations). Contains 208 references and a list of significant women and their contributions. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Building Trades, Employed Women, Health Occupations, Integrated Curriculum, Manufacturing Industry, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Occupations, Office Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Skilled Occupations, Trade and Industrial Education, Transportation, Womens History
Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, Kennebec Valley Technical College, 92 Western Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937-1367 ($25).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, Fairfield.