ERIC Number: ED395752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity. IDRA Focus.
IDRA Newsletter, v23 n3 Mar 1996
This newsletter includes five articles on gender equity and related issues in education, with particular reference to the education of Hispanic girls. "IDRA's MIJA Program Expands" (Aurora Yanez-Perez) describes a program for sixth-grade Hispanic girls that promotes awareness of science- and math-related careers, provides training in science and mathematics skills and test-taking techniques, and fosters involvement of parents and local businesses. "Women in Education Fields" (Linda Cantu) compares the percentages of men and women who were Texas public school teachers and administrators in 1985-86 and 1994-95. "Administrator's Alert: Sexual Harassment Is Everybody's Business" (Bradley Scott) outlines the legal responsibilities of school administrators in dealing with sexual harassment. An excerpt from a U.S. Department of Education brochure advises students on actions to take when confronted with sexual harassment, grievance procedures, and appropriate responses and prevention measures by institutions. "Achieving Gender Equity in Multicultural Bilingual Education: A Review of 'ESL: The Whole Person Approach'" (Adela Solis) reviews a guide for teacher trainers that promotes equity in education for Spanish-speaking girls. The guide demonstrates how sex equity can be addressed within elementary bilingual and ESL programs using concepts of the whole person approach. "Alice Dickerson Montemayor's Feminist Challenge to LULAC in the 1930s" (Cynthia E. Orozco) describes Montemayor's advocacy for the participation of women and youth in the League of United Latin American Citizens, a Mexican American civil rights organization. Includes a list of World Wide Web sites and other on-line resources on gender equity. (SV)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Gender Issues, Hispanic Americans, Mathematics Education, Mexican American Education, Public Schools, Science Education, Sex Fairness, Sexual Harassment, Teacher Education, Women Administrators, Womens Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: League of United Latin American Citizens; Montemayor (Alice D); Texas
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