ERIC Number: ED164411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
A Model Policy Statement and Guidelines for Implementation: Equal Treatment of Students.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This booklet offers a model policy statement that schools shall provide equal educational opportunities to all students regardless of sex. It includes stipulations and guidelines to achieve equal access in all areas of education. The following areas are considered: (1) Course offerings: every course shall be open to all students and schools should take steps to encourage course enrollment of students who have previously been excluded or discouraged. (2) Physical education: classes may not be conducted separately on the basis of sex; however, students may be separated for participation in sports that involve bodily contact, i.e. boxing, wrestling, football. (3) Extracurricular activities: schools may not sponsor or support chapters of single sex sororities, fraternities, honors organizations, and clubs. (4) Marital and family status: students may not be discriminated against in any aspect of education because of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery. Special programs may be operated for pregnant students if attendance is optional. Conduct and dress codes, honors and awards, facility use, and financial assistance are other areas discussed in the booklet. Guidelines for implementation in all areas include the formulation and implementation of a plan based on the model statement; dissemination of the policy to students, parents, staff, organizations, and other relevant parties; workshops and inservice training; and collection and evaluation of data on sex bias in education. (KC)
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Dress Codes, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Extracurricular Activities, Facilities, Married Students, Nondiscriminatory Education, Physical Education, Pregnant Students, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.