ERIC Number: ED367660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Gender Equity in Middle and Secondary School Sports Programs. ERIC Digest.
Priest, Laurie; Summerfield, Liane M.
This digest provides background information about gender equity in sports and physical activity as well as specific strategies for achieving equity at the middle and secondary school levels. The paper begins by describing gender equitable sports programs as ones in which either boys or girls would be pleased to accept as its own the program of the other. The digest then explains briefly the legal basis for gender equity in sport, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The main body of the digest presents a discussion of monitoring gender equity in middle and secondary school athletic programs. In sports programs, gender equity requires that equal athletic opportunities be provided for both genders and encompasses equivalence measures in the following areas: (1) accommodating the athletic interests and abilities of females, the historically underrepresented sex (including the selection of sports and levels of competition); (2) equipment and supplies; (3) scheduling; (4) opportunity to receive coaching (and academic tutoring); (5) assignment and salary of coaches (and tutors); (6) travel and per diem allowances; (7) locker rooms, medical, and other facilities; (8) housing and dining facilities and services; and (9) publicity and promotion. (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Title IX Education Amendments 1972