ERIC Number: ED415440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
School-to-Work Jump-Start Equity Kit.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.
This starter kit is a resource for state and local school-to-work (STW) directors, educators, parents, students, business and community, and economic development organizations serving all students through STW. The kit begins with four articles: "STW and Gender Equity: Opportunity for or Barrier to Economic Parity?" (Katherine Hanson, Joyce Malyn-Smith, Vivian Guilfoy); "Gender Equity: A Lens for Examining STW Issues" (Katherine Hanson); "Voluntary Industry Skill Standards: Integrated Standards and Equity" (Joyce Malyn-Smith, Vivian Guilfoy); and "Pregnant and Parenting Teens" (adapted from an article by Deborah Brake). Two sets of guidelines and seven activities for implementing equity in STW are divided into three categories: school-based learning, work-based learning, and connecting activities. The next section provides information on disaggregating the data. The next section consists of a Gender Equity and STW Fact Sheet and Women's Educational Equity Act Digests and articles: "The STW Opportunities Act" (Mary Wiberg); "Models for Serving All Students" (Jenny L. Erwin); "Mentoring in Educational Settings" (Olga M. Welch); "Learning from the Field" (Heidi Lynch); "Gender Equity in Vocational Education" (Debra J. Robbin); "Vocational Education in the School Reform Movement" (Sundra Flansburg); "Beyond Equal Access" (June Mark); and "Multicultural Education as Democratic Education" (Katherine Hanson). The next section lists 16 additional STW resources. A booklet, "School-to-Work: Equitable Outcomes," looks at gender in a multicultural context. It contains information on links between STW and gender equity and implementing gender-equitable STW, strategies, student equity-related competencies, equity checklist, and lists of 26 notes, 29 resources, and 12 organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Check Lists, Cross Cultural Training, Disabilities, Early Parenthood, Education Work Relationship, Females, Guidelines, Learning Activities, Mentors, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education, Womens Education
WEEA Equity Resource Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 285, Newton, MA 02158-1060; 800/225-3088; fax: 617/332-4318 (order no. 2766: $15 plus $3.50 shipping for first item, $.80 each additional item).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.