ERIC Number: ED249854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Sex Equity in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Policy Implementation via Gender-Balancing the Curriculum in Southern Institutions of Higher Education.
Fowlkes, Diane L.; And Others
The effects of a conference that was designed to promote scholarly communication on gender-balancing the liberal arts and sciences curriculum are analyzed. The conference, "Southern Scholars on Women," was held at the Georgia State University, March 4-7, 1981, as part of a project funded by the Women's Educational Equity Act Program. "Gender-balancing" is another term for "mainstreaming women's studies," or integrating the new scholarship on women into the curriculum. Courses focusing on women are being introduced to colleges and accepted as part of the curriculum, and faculty are integrating the new scholarship on women into courses that do not focus on women. Implementers of gender-balancing attended the conference, and developments at their campuses were assessed. In the southern region of the country, there appears to be an increasing number of courses that focus on women or include material on women in the various disciplines. The gender-balancing conference appears to have provided knowledge and inspiration for accelerated gender-balancing activities by campus implementers. The types of organizational models of policy implementation involved and the implications of these models for the achievement of sex equity in the curriculum are discussed, along with the prospects for further advances in gender-balancing in colleges and universities. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A