ERIC Number: ED424416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Ohio Students Speak Out on Equity Issues. Ohio Vocational Sex Equity.
Equity Issues, v5 n1 Fall 1998
During fiscal year 1998, 7 of Ohio's 12 school-to-work regions conducted a needs assessment on equity issues within their regions. The survey instruments were completed by 6,173 students in grades 9-12 (3,316 girls and 2,857 boys). The survey focused on the economics of gender and work, nontraditional careers, and gender and career choices. Only 39% of respondents thought that women must work because of economic need, and only 56% expected to work at a paying job most of their lives. When asked whether jobs traditionally held by men pay better than those traditionally held by women, 41% answered affirmatively, 24% were unsure, and 35% disagreed. Although 59% of respondents were interested in learning about nontraditional careers, 44% still believed that certain jobs are best done by members of one gender. Only about half the respondents would support workers in nontraditional careers, and less than half (48% of males and 41% of females) believed that women are able to choose any career they want or that it is important to increase the number of women in jobs usually held by men. When asked whether mothers with young children should work, 39% said yes and 43% said no. (Contains 22 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Level, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Expectation, High School Students, High Schools, Mothers, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Occupations, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Sex Equity.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio