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ERIC Number: ED439291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity and School-to-Career. A Guide to Strengthening the Links to Nontraditional Careers.
Silverman, Suzanne
This document, which is intended to help secondary and postsecondary educators involved in school-to-career programs in Connecticut plan and implement gender equity activities, contains a wide range of specific strategies to encourage female students to consider nontraditional occupations and enroll in the higher-level mathematics, science, and technology courses needed to pursue such careers. The document begins with a description of the research project described in the document and overviews the following topics: (1) the importance of attracting females to nontraditional careers; (2) nontraditional enrollments; (3) obstacles to recruitment; and (4) the current situation which demonstrates a need to strengthen links between secondary and postsecondary education and ensure that females receive the information and preparation needed to pursue nontraditional careers. The remainder of the document consists of descriptions of 10 activities to infuse gender equity. The first six all-female activities are as follows: (1) 1-day gender equity conferences and workshops for females; (2) summer programs; (3) after-school programs and clubs; (4) parent-daughter events; (5) field-trips to science and technology companies and community technical colleges; and (6) World of Technology programs. The four remaining activities, which are classified as mixed-gender activities, are as follows: (1) career fairs or career days; (2) visits to community technical colleges; (3) contacts with employers; and (4) career activities in the classroom. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut