ERIC Number: ED417255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity in New Jersey. Secondary and Adult Enrollment in Vocational Education Programs and Single Parent and Equity Projects.
Cote-Bonanno, Joanne F.; Bernstein, Joan D.; Doremus, Marjorie; Fallon, Melissa; Wojtowicz, Gail
This report provides an overview of programs and services in New Jersey for single parents and displaced homemakers. The first section contains a 3-year comparison of secondary and adult female and male occupational enrollment by cluster and gender. It shows enrollment patterns in selected program areas and highlights the occupational clusters where enrollment has shifted from the traditional to the nontraditional. Data come from the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of School-to-Work Initiatives. Nontraditional programs are defined as enrollment dominated by 75% or more of one gender. A trend toward gender balance in enrollments is exhibited in business management and administrative services (secondary school and adult education), computer and information sciences (secondary), marketing and distribution (secondary), personal and miscellaneous services (secondary), and vocational home economics (secondary). An enrollment summary for the years 1994-1996 is included as an appendix. Section II contains a profile of single parents and displaced homemakers and sex equity programs funded through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Applied Technology Education Act sex equity set-aside. This section summarizes demographic data on those receiving services and highlights program outcomes. Section III contains findings from a followup survey for Perkins-funded single parent and displaced homemaker programs in New Jersey from 1995 and 1996. This study resulted in recommendations so that these programs can help participants achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency. (Contains 20 graphs.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Univ., Upper Montclair, NJ. Career Equity Assistance Center for Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990