ERIC Number: ED189200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Equal Opportunity in Physical Education and Athletics: Chapter 622, Title IX.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunities.
This pamphlet is designed to help school personnel in Massachusetts achieve equal opportunity in physical education and sports programs for all students, regardless of sex. Answers are provided for some of the most commonly raised questions on this issue: (1) Do the regulations require that all physical education classes be coeducational? (2) Do the regulations require that the physical education curriculum be identical for boys and girls? (3) What constitutes an equitable athletic budget under Massachusetts' Chapter 622 and the Federal government's Title IX? (4) Where are the funds to come from to expand extracurricular sports programs? (5) Why can't top expenditures for one or two sports be justified in terms of gate receipts? (6) What point is there in developing a girls' team in a particular sport if there are no other teams for them to play? (7) In view of equal opportunity regulations, what can prevent boys from trying out for and taking over girls' teams? (8) When differences appear between the regulations of Chapter 622 and those of Title IX, which is applicable? Programs developed in several Massachusetts school districts for equalizing physical education programs are described, and a list of additional resources is provided. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunities.
Identifiers: Chapter 622 (Massachusetts); Massachusetts; Title IX Education Amendments 1972