ERIC Number: ED162026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Equity in School Athletics: A Guide.
Countiss, Joyce R.; And Others
Titles VI and IX require coeducational physical education classes and equity in athletic offerings and coaches' salaries, and prohibit sex discrimination in public schools. In New Jersey, compliance with the law is in the best educational interest of both male and female students. Educators leading intramural and interscholastic athletics programs who are attempting to enforce affirmative action should adopt guidelines for compliance. Organizational patterns for equity in interscholastic athletics include options such as these: (1) integration of the entire program so that all teams are open to both sexes; (2) separate but equal teams coordinated through a joint scoring and scheduling system; and (3) a combined approach, in which both separate and mixed sex teams exist equally in each season. On the other hand, intramural and club activities should be entirely coeducational. For equal physical education programs, coaches of etiher sex who are qualified should be found and hired for male, female, or co-ed teams. Further, coaching salaries should be reviewed to see if a pattern of discrimination is evident. Good public relations and publicity should be attained and used equitably to promote interest and provide rewards to both male and female athletes. (Author/KR)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Athletes, Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Coeducation, Elementary Secondary Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Physical Education, Program Administration, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Womens Athletics
Training Institute for Sex Desegregation of the Public Schools, University Extension Division, Federation Hall, Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Training Inst. for Sex Desegregation of the Public Schools.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey