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ERIC Number: EJ784890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0954-0253
Vocational Training Choices of Women: Public and Private Colleges
Adamuti-Trache, Maria; Sweet, Robert
Gender and Education, v20 n2 p167-182 Mar 2008
This paper contrasts the profiles of women who choose to pursue vocational training in either public institutions (community colleges) or private institutions (career colleges) in Canada with particular attention given to respondents' life-course positions. The study employs 1998 Adult Education and Training Survey data. Correspondence analysis shows the relation between training choices of women, their individual characteristics and selected situational, dispositional, and institutional factors. The space topography determined by the correspondence between training choices and women profiles indicates that duration of training constitutes the primary institutional feature distinguishing choice. Older women who need to balance both work and family obligations tend to enroll in single courses and are attracted to the modular programming of the private colleges. In contrast, the traditional program-based vocational training offered by community colleges is the preferred option for younger women. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada