ERIC Number: ED430153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Technical College System Board Equity Staff Development Workshops and Services Phase VIII and Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Staff Development Workshops. Final Report.
The Wisconsin Technical College System Board (WTCSB) funded the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) equity workshops and services projects for the past 10 years. Statewide equity staff development efforts and training workshops resulted in raised awareness of equity issues among administrators, counselors, and teachers. The WTCSB Evaluation Model for Equity/Diversity and the Learning Projects curriculum were presented to the American Vocational Association in December 1998. Five train-the-trainer workshops in Career Challenge trained over 60 technical college staff as facilitators for the adventure-based career exploration-preparation workshop. Single parent/displaced homemaker staff found the workshop instrumental in assisting clients to gain self worth, take risks, and develop trust in colleagues. Over 400 persons took vocational equity gender expectations and student achievement classes that included awareness raising activities and discussions. The last workshop, Skills for Living--Equity Action Research, had 45 attendees; 29 enrolled for one UW-Stout graduate credit and were to implement the curriculum in their institution. (Extensive appendixes include materials from the Planning Committee for Institutes, Vocational Equity Leadership Cadre, Skills for Living Well class, and Career Challenge workshop as well as the curriculum.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Development, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Curriculum Development, Displaced Homemakers, Early Parenthood, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Nontraditional Occupations, One Parent Family, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Staff Development, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Training and Technical Education.