ERIC Number: ED201545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
School Change Processes: Can They Be Measured?
Results of a two-year study to measure the extent of Title IX compliance in randomly selected California school districts are reported. Carried out by the California Coalition for Sex Equity in Education, the study was designed to demonstrate that districts which make an active effort to promote Title IX implementation by involving public administrators, board members, teachers, specialists, students, and community members will achieve high levels of sex equity awareness, skills, and knowledge of programs. A corollary purpose was to identify types of training and technical assistance most useful for achieving sex equity in education. A pre-assessment of the selected schools revealed that some schools achieved less than minimum compliance to Title IX. Trained interviewers then questioned school district teams on access to courses, nonacademic programs, physical education, athletics, and employment policies and practices. Results indicate that districts who receive federal assistance for achieving compliance are more prepared to deal with Title IX; the level of each district's compliance can be reliably measured; and political, personal, and economic factors can have an effect on a district's effort to achieve compliance. Researchers also reviewed the taped interviews to discover off the record comments and attitudes by team members. These comments indicated the need for technical assistance and training. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April, 1981).