ERIC Number: ED202124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Title IX: Parity of Coaches' Salaries for Male and Female Athletic Teams.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
A study by the National Education Association (NEA) of the existing literature, teacher opinion polls, federal legislation and regulations, state salary schedules, and collective bargaining agreements revealed important information concerning the differences in salaries in the late 1970s for coaches of male and female athletic teams in the public schools. Analysis of contracts showed that salaries were not generally equal in the 1977-78 school year, but that the percentage of contracts with equal salaries was higher than in 1975-76. Teachers polled during the period felt efforts to comply with the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 were inadequate. The researchers determined that the Equal Pay Act of 1963 is the most appropriate and effective tool to use in resolving equal pay issues involving sex discrimination. The data available were not sufficient to answer questions concerning equality of pay for extra work by coaches. As a result of the study, the researchers developed several recommendations for actions to be taken by the NEA involving continued monitoring of federal agencies, establishing of a salary schedule data base, analyzing contracts annually, encouraging use of the Equal Pay Act, and supporting enforcement of Title IX provisions. (PGD)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Negotiation Agreements, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Attitudes
Publications Dept., National Education Assn., 1201 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($4.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Equal Pay Act 1963; Title IX Education Amendments 1972