ERIC Number: ED350231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Sex Discrimination in Education: A Report from the Commission on Sex Discrimination in the Statutes of the New Jersey Legislature.
New Jersey State Commission on Sex Discrimination in the Statutes, Trenton.
This report, which is the result of an examination of New Jersey's public education system, contends that the state has not been completely successful in providing an educational atmosphere free from sex bias. The report reviews federal and state legislation, and law, policy, and research in the areas of sexual harassment, teacher training and curriculum implementation, and teen pregnancy/school-based day care centers. Recommendations made based on this review include: the creation of a private right of action for those who charge discrimination in education; the ability of the Commissioner of Education to award attorney's fees in cases of discrimination; the provision of affirmative steps to remedy existing discriminatory patterns in hiring and promotion practices in education; the declaration that sexual harassment is in fact discrimination; the recognition that sex-equity curricula are of great importance; and the establishment of school-based day care centers for parenting teens. The recommendations comprise bill drafts and suggestions for the executive branch. Nine appendices are included. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Commission on Sex Discrimination in the Statutes, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey