ERIC Number: ED423398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Increased Participation of Students in Programs Not Traditional for Their Gender.
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
This booklet contains 56 strategies for increasing student participation in educational programs not traditional for their gender. Strategies for recruitment are as follows: prepare useful program information, demonstrate interest in serving nontraditional students, work with feeder schools and the community, and work with other agencies serving the student population. Retention suggestions include evaluating materials, sensitizing staff, conducting needs assessments, and providing facilitative services. Job placement activities include the following: working with employers, conducting job preparation workshops, helping students with information gathering and job search plans, and offering internship programs. Suggestions for partnerships with businesses are as follows: inviting their presentations in class or sponsorship of school events and arranging tours and experiential learning opportunities. Other strategies include organizing a formal advocacy group, establishing on-campus groups of students and faculty in programs not traditional for their gender, and organizing a mentoring program. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.