chapter  5
32 Pages

American Men

Other Places to Be
WithNancy S. Niemi

Numerous studies across world populations demonstrate that when a country's women are more highly educated, there are enormous opportunities for social transformation, growth, and greater social equity for everyone. Western women of the last two centuries have experienced extraordinary life changes, reflected in part by their college enrollment and completion, but this has not reflected wholesale change in their overall status, and particularly not in their levels of power to control the structures that maintain male dominance. Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a long-standing American tradition, focused on applied learning methods and on teaching field- and occupation-specific skills. Over the last two decades, higher education's "digital turn" has put pressure on students and teachers to learn via technologically mediated ways that, frequently in the hands of for-profit colleges and degree programs, have created new, often unstable or degraded credentials.