ERIC Number: ED326477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Equitable Treatment of Girls and Boys in the Classroom.
Sex discrimination in education has been prohibited by federal legislation since Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed into law. Title IX and other federal legislation have increased women's access to education, yet sex differences in educational preparation and occupational choice persist. This issues brief discusses various theories about the causes of sex differences in academic performance, reviews recent research on sex differences in classroom interaction, and suggests ways to change stubborn patterns of sex discrimination. A resource list is provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Females, Males, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Student Behavior, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Womens Studies
American Association of University Women, Sales Office, 11722 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Univ. Women, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972