ERIC Number: ED179628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Education and Athletics: Strategies for Meeting Title IX Requirements. Conference Proceedings. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 66, August 1979.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Sex Desegregation Assistance Center.
The papers in this collection explore the implications of Title IX in terms of educational equity, analyze sex-related differences between males and females, and outline some strategies for equality in physical education and athletics. Marjorie Blaufarb discusses the physical and psychological inequities that exist in the traditional approach to physical education which provides for separate programs for boys and girls. Dorothy Harris reviews the state of research on physiological sex differences and emphasizes the fact that observed differences are mediated by physical fitness levels rather than by sex. A. Mae Timer examines the requirements of Title IX regulations for physical education and athletics and suggests ways for developing supportive measures necessary to make compliance meaningful. Her paper holds that an understanding of the legal aspects of Title IX and well designed strategies for its implementation may help us to reevaluate current practices and to ascertain whether they contribute to the perpetuation of sex discrimination. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Physical Education, Sex (Characteristics), Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination
Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Box 40, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.; Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Sex Desegregation Assistance Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972