ERIC Number: ED247849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Catching Up: A Review of the Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Simonson, Joy R.; Menzer, Jeffrey A.
Case histories of Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) projects are presented, along with information on WEEA's mandate, operation, and new directions. The WEEA projects support the development of curricula and training materials for the education of females at pre-elementary to postsecondary schools, along with efforts of private sector and community groups. The project descriptions cover: math and science, sex-role stereotyping in the curricula, infusing equity in educational institutions, Title IX implementation, inequitable and stereotyped teaching, disabled women and girls, reentry women, and demonstrations of educational equity in diverse school districts. The major steps for selecting grantees for funding are identified, along with the priority areas for making funding decisions. Historical highlights since the passage of the Women's Educational Equity Act (P.L. 95-561) in 1974 are also outlined. An overview of the role and activities of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs is included. Finally, nine future directions for the program are proposed. Appended materials include the text of P.L. 95-561, and data on characteristics of WEEA projects, including users, educational level, subject/focus, and product or program. (SW)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Females, Higher Education, Legislation, Mathematics Instruction, Program Descriptions, Reentry Students, Science Instruction, Sex Stereotypes, Womens Education
Citizens Council on Women's Education, 2401 Virginia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Family Fund, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Council on Women's Education, Washington, DC.; National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Womens Educational Equity Act