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ERIC Number: ED413507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-21
Pages: 19
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Do Equity Groups Have a Fair Chance in Our Education System?
Sarkar, Gerlinde; Stallard, Claire
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) conducted a trend analysis of students from four designated groups--Aboriginal, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and women in predominantly male occupations. These students were compared to the overall student population on four success measures: access to educational opportunities; success rates in education as measured by completion/graduation rates; success rates in obtaining employment in the chosen field of study; and wage/salary ranges for the employed graduates. The study used data from these sources: annual Education Equity Monitoring Report that documents changes from year to year in terms of applications, enrollments, graduation, and leaver statistics for the four groups and annual Graduate Employment Survey from which the graduates of the four groups are extracted and their employment rates compared with overall graduates. Findings indicated the following: an increase in participation of equity groups in SIAST programs; lower success rates for equity group students; steadily improving completion rates with parity for some groups; and lower employment rates for equity group graduates. More long term data is necessary before definite correlations can be made. (Copies of 29 transparencies used during the presentation are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada