August Discussion Topic

Date: Mon Aug 07 2000 - 10:03:51 EDT

Hello everyone:

Thanks for your feedback on the monthly topical discussion format. It's
good to hear that you have found information from these discussions to be
useful in your work.

Today will be the last day of our discussion on gendered violence.
Starting on Monday, Aug. 7th, our topic will be career education. While
women have made great strides in the past two decades in some areas like
law and medicine, most women are still segregated in low-paying
female-dominated occupations. Why is this? What can our education system
do to increase career options for women and girls, particularly in
high-wage male-dominated occupations? Of course other equity questions are
what can we do to value women's women more and how can we attract more boys
and men to female-dominated occupations?

We are very pleased that Kathleen Keller, Educational Opportunities Fellow
at the National Women's Law Center will be our guest for this discussion.
She will post a message to launch the discussion on Monday. We encourage
you to share your own experiences with career education issues as well as
successful strategies and programs.

We look forward to your thoughtful participation.


Susan J. Smith
EDEQUITY Moderator

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