ERIC Number: ED143587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Toward Educational Equity: A Report of Findings from Outreach Activities of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs during 1976.
National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.
The report summarizes testimony of more than 90 individuals and organizations involved with women's affairs and education before the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Progress. In the Council's linking role between Federal education agencies and the public, it encourages participation through testimony at regional public hearings and through written response. The six Council questions discussed in the report deal with Federal legislation, HEW encouragement of equity in state and local education agencies, directions for research and data dissemination, personnel and materials development, specific age groups and types of education, and special needs of minority women. Responses to these questions suggest three major areas of recommendation. First, teachers, counselors, and administrators should be trained to develop attitudes of equality. Educational personnel should also have skills and materials to implement these attitudes. Second, service to women with special problems such as inferior educational background, low status employment, and low self-esteem should be designated a priority area. Third, the Federal government should undertake the responsibility of formulating equity policies and of backing these policies with sound programs and rigorous enforcement. A list of respondents to the Council inquiry is presented in the appendix. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Development, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Government Role, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Reports, Sex Discrimination, Skill Development, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Attitudes, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 261