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ERIC Number: ED482335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Equity Issues in Career and Technical Education. Information Series.
Scott, Michael L., Ed.; Annexstein, Leslie T.; Ordover, Eileen L.; Esters, Levon T.; Bowen, Blannie E.; Reeve, Edward M.
Students in career and technical education programs increasingly represent gender, racial, and cultural diversity. Students with disabilities from a wide range of backgrounds are entering the work force and career and technical education programs. This paper takes a critical look at equity issues in career and technical education. After a brief foreword providing context, the first chapter gives an overview of why career and technical education programs are important for women and girls, with an emphasis on nontraditional education and training along with the barriers faced by female students in career and technical education programs. The second chapter describes a legal framework for developing high-quality, just, and equitable career and technical education systems for individuals with disabilities. A discussion of equity issues involving race and ethnicity comprises the third chapter. Equity issues in career and technical education that face immigrants or those for whom English is a second language are addressed in chapter four. Contains 81 references. (SK)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act 1998; Education Amendments 1972; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Title IX Education Amendments 1972