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Summer Technical Institute. Final Report [microform] / Beth Packard
Bib ID 5480107
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Packard, Beth
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
68 p. 

The Summer Technical Institute project was funded by the Arizona Department of Education to encourage sex equity in vocational education in the state. The project was designed to (1) encourage young women to consider technical careers, (2) provide activities to promote success and self-confidence, (3) provide an opportunity for young women to interact with successful role models, (4) encourage them to plan nontraditional careers, and (5) give young women the opportunity to apply mathematical concepts in technology. Following a literature review, a pilot program was developed and two pilot Summer Technical Institutes were conducted at Northern Arizona University during June 1986. To achieve the objectives of the project, the instructional component was divided into three major elements: computer awareness, career decisions, and production processes. Applications of science and mathematics were incorporated in the production processes unit. Another aspect of the institute's design dealt with the need of the participants for socialization and belonging during their week away from home. Student participants and adult leaders rated the program highly. (This report represents the last phase of the project. It incorporates the evaluations and ideas of students, business participants, and advisory members, as well as the instructional staff. Intended to serve as a model, the guide describes the processes involved in creating and carrying out the Summer Institutes at Northern Arizona University. Documents used for the project as well as newspaper items and other publicity materials are provided in extensive appendixes to the report.) (KC)


Sponsoring Agency: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.

ERIC Note: For a related document, see ED 281 015. Portions of appended publicity materials may be marginally legible.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Career Choice.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Females.  |  High School Students.  |  High Schools.  |  Higher Education.  |  Institutes (Training Programs)  |  Mathematical Applications.  |  Models.  |  Nontraditional Occupations.  |  Occupational Aspiration.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Sex Fairness.  |  Summer Programs.  |  Technical Occupations.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Womens Education.  |  Arizona
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Vocational Education
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