ERIC Number: ED223009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
Sex Desegregation Assistance Centers (SDACs): A Survey of Their Programs and Practices.
Kaser, Joyce S.; And Others
Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorized the creation of sex desegregation assistance centers (SDACs) to provide local education agencies with technical assistance and training for improving sex fairness in education. This role was later expanded to include assisting local districts in implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This document reports the results of a survey designed to obtain information on the role, function, and effectiveness of the SDACs, to determine the current need for sex desegregation assistance, to suggest future directions for civil rights assistance activities, and to identify areas for future research and investigation. The surveys were completed by all 11 directors of the SDACs and by 6 of the 10 regional office directors of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The report focuses on the differing perceptions of the SDAC and the OCR directors, SDAC coordination with other agencies, SDAC evaluation and accountability, factors inhibiting provision of optimally effective services, and achievements in promoting sex equity. The researchers found needs for the services; for consistent administration, support, and federal funding; for coordination between SDACs and other agencies; and for a comprehensive, longterm evaluation of the program. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title IV; Sex Desegregation Assistance Centers; Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).