ERIC Number: ED157890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sex Equity in Illinois Schools. Problems, Research and Remedies.
Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.
The psychological, economic, and educational effects of sex stereotyping of children are the subjects of this resource book addressed, primarily, to teachers in elementary schools. Research has pointed out the fact that children of both sexes view maleness as more valued than femaleness. Some chapters in this book stress the importance of equal access, equal opportunity, and equal treatment for all school children. Other chapters focus on differences between the educational performance of boys and girls, emphasizing the fact that these differences are not physiological or psychological in nature but rather the result of cultural expectations. Specific suggestions for teachers on the ways these cultural factors may be tempered are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield.