• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Alev ÖZKAZANÇ  Fevziye SAYILAN  Elif E AKŞİT

  • Dates: 1 January 2009

Gender and Education: A Study on Female Students of Technical Vocational Schools This study aims to contextualize a project on the perspective and attitudes of vocational school students towars gendered profession choices conducted by the Women’s Studies Center, Ankara University for a social responsibility project by Türk Traktör between November 2016 – June 2017. We aim to bring together the very weak historical and contemporary literature on girls’ vocational education with this project to outline a gendered perspective. This literature is so weak that one of the subjects of this study, girls studying at the automative branches, do not seem to be addressed at all. This weakness of accumulated literature to guide one towards new areas have forced us to design an exploratory research. It has surprisingly positive outcomes such as the hope the few number of female students have for other female students to join them, while keeping the thrills of being avant gardes. Secondly the support of parents, especially of fathers in working class families is remarkable.