[EDEQUITY] Responding to vocational educ/employment

From: McKevitt, Susan (SMcKevitt@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Mon Jul 15 2002 - 09:53:31 EDT

Hi Mimi,
I would be willing to review the draft if you still need people. As for the
research on why men/women are still sex segregated in vocational
education/employment, I am not able to help. I know that over 5000 years of
misogyny plays a huge role, but doubt whether OVAE would be willing to take
on our very fabric of existence. What Perkins is asking the schools to do
reverse the structured indoctrination of our culture that still promotes
flourishes on keeping the sexes separated. I for one believe it is a near
impossible task. But, impossible or not, it is the work. And since when has
the 'impossible' ever daunted us?!

Susan McKevitt, Administrator
NH Dept. of Education
101 Pleasant St. Concord, NH 03301
phone: 603-271-6613
fax: 603-271-1953
email: smckevitt@ed.state.nh.us

" You have to become the change you want to see"
Mahatma Gandhi

-----Original Message-----
From: Mimi Lufkin [mailto:MIMILUFKIN@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 3:12 PM
Subject: [EDEQUITY] Research on Nontraditional Training and Employment

I am currently working with the USDOE, Office of Vocational and Adult
Education on the development of a technical assistance piece for states on
the 4th core indicator of the Perkins Act (participation and completion of
students in nontraditional career and technical education programs).
Nontraditional programs being defined as those programs that prepare
for careers where one gender is 25% or less of the individuals employed in
that occupation. The "piece" is a literature search of the research that
identifies the root causes (reasons) students do or do not participate or
complete nontraditional programs. The Center for Research in Career and
Technical Education has done and extensive ERIC search for me and I have
some internet searching, but as many of you know, the research on this
is old and slim. I have looked at math and science and technology research
and extrapolated the results to be the same for nontradtional.

I am looking for anyone willing to review what I have completed to see if I

am missing anything or to identify research that I did not find in my
searches. Please e-mail me any places you think I should look or research
citations that I should review. If you would like to review the draft let
know and I will e-mail it to you.

In advance, thank you to anyone who can help.

Mimi Lufkin
Executive Director
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
172 Hood Road
P.O. Box 369
Cochranville, PA 19330-0369
610-869-4380 fax

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