ERIC Number: ED374053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Sexism in Education: Is There Gender Equity in Your Community School District?
National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
This pamphlet provides information to help teachers, students, parents, and the community at large to examine whether there is equal access to and opportunity in education for males and females in the Iowa schools. Recognition of the importance of gender equity in education is reflected in both state and federal law. This document describes the relevant legislation at both the federal and state level in Iowa. The pamphlet discusses Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that forbids sex discrimination in any educational institution receiving federal assistance. It describes the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technology Education Act of 1990 that continued earlier provisions of federal vocational education legislation that required each state to have a full time sex equity coordinator to provide assistance to educational institutions to assure equal access to vocational education programs for women and men. The document explains that under Iowa state law, all public and accredited private elementary and secondary schools are required to teach their entire school curriculum from a multicultural, nonsexist approach. The Iowa Civil Rights Act also is discussed. The pamphlet suggests that citizens examine their school district curricular materials, curricular offerings, guidance services, extracurricular activities, and school administration for signs of gender equity. Six means of taking action are suggested. (Author/DK)
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Nondiscriminatory Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Lucas Building, Des Moines, IA 50319.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers: Carl D Perkins Voc and Appl Techn Educ Act 1990; Iowa; Title IX Education Amendments 1972