ERIC Number: ED404459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity in New Jersey 1996. Secondary and Adult Enrollment in Vocational Education Programs and Single Parent Projects.
Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Life Skills Center.
This report reviews New Jersey educational system from 1992-95, showing the continuation and expansion of the gender equity set-aside programs. The review identifies barriers to female participation in the work force and proposes recommendations to eliminate those barriers and ensure equity and fairness to females who choose to enhance their work-related skills. The four sections of the report present the following: (1) secondary and adult occupational program enrollments for 1992-1995; (2) a profile of single parents and homemakers and services provided to them; (3) a profile of students in gender equity programs; and (4) a narrative of the three New Jersey Career Equity Assistance Centers. Graphs show the number of adult and secondary students enrolled in various cluster categories and the categories that have moved toward more balanced male/female representation. Women are typically enrolled in training for generally low-paying, low-skill jobs despite movement in some categories into professional and managerial jobs, and secretarial work is still the largest occupational area for women. Secondary student enrollments show more gender balance in vocational home economics; adult figures are more balanced in health professions and related sciences. The single parent category in the sex equity set-aside indicates significant changes in enrollment patterns, with 51 percent in nontraditional areas. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Coll., Upper Montclair, NJ. Life Skills Center.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990