ERIC Number: ED110452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Title IX: Human Rights in School Sport.
Graham, Peter J.
This paper focuses on Title IX, a part of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972, and its effect upon human rights in school sport. The paper is divided into three sections. The first section reviews the purpose of Title IX and the historical developments which led to its establishment. It states that Title IX was enacted to eliminate sexual discrimination in educational programs and activities, since until recent years few opportunities for women to engage in sport and athletics had been provided by society. The next section deals with the implications of Title IX as it relates to educational institutions. It states that application of Title IX to secondary school sport will take time, continued effort, and patience. The paper mentions that the generalities of the law, the lack of specific guidelines, and the hesitancy of many administrators to respond to the need for change will undoubtedly contribute to its slow implementation. In the final section Title IX is reviewed from a legal basis. An examination of precedent-setting judicial decisions relating to discrimination by sex from a variety of perspectives is presented. In addition, a case is developed to demonstrate existing parallels between decided racial discrimination cases and possible future sexual discrimination cases. (RC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Conference of the National Intramural Association (26th, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 24-27, 1975); Best copy available