ERIC Number: ED231898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
You See the Cat Walking...A Report on the Findings of the Michigan Project on Equal Education Rights.
Giese, Elizabeth H.
Based on reports generated by the Michigan office of the Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER), this report documents how schools in Michigan perpetuate sex bias/discrimination, and describes what is being done to encourage sex equity. The report also examines the extent of school compliance with Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972), which prohibits sex discrimination in Federally funded educational programs. Some discriminatory school practices are enumerated, such as sex differential curriculum content, and differential participation in athletics, vocational courses, and science and mathematics subjects. It is pointed out that progress in encouraging sex equity in schools is hampered by lack of awareness of Title IX among educators, inadequate compliance with the legislation, little encouragement of students' interest in nontraditional courses, and pervasive occupational sex role stereotypes in education. The report also discusses a PEER project that explored how communities might participate in removing barriers to equal opportunities for boys and girls in Michigan schools. Descriptions are provided of the 12 communities involved in the project, factors that contributed to successful community involvement, and steps that school districts have taken to eliminate sex discrimination. Finally, recommendations and a plan of action for sex equity in Michigan schools are presented. (MJL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Athletics, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Program Implementation, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, State Legislation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Organization for Women, Washington, DC. Project on Equal Education Rights.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Project on Equal Education Rights, Milford.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972