Think about looking at media, it's uses and its sources of support.
Think about examining where the government spends research dollars and what
research gets funding. Think about examining unions and their apprentice
programs, their promotion. Think also about looking at sociological
material on roles and responsibilities... who takes care of the children?
The fact is that very little has changed. Still the change that has come
about is having an effect.
From: McKevitt, Susan [mailto:SMcKevitt@ed.state.nh.us]
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 9:54 AM
Subject: [EDEQUITY] Responding to vocational educ/employment
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
is reverse the structured indoctrination of our culture that still promotes
and flourishes on keeping the sexes separated. I for one believe it is a
to impossible task. But, impossible or not, it is the work. And since when
the 'impossible' ever daunted us?!
Susan McKevitt, Administrator
NH Dept. of Education
101 Pleasant St. Concord, NH 03301
" You have to become the change you want to see"
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.
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity
172 Hood Road
P.O. Box 369
Cochranville, PA 19330-0369
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