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ERIC Number: ED360516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity and the Year 2000. WEEA Digest.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
During the past 17 years, the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) program has accomplished the following: funded programs to open math, science, and technology courses and careers to women and girls; helped females gain access to nontraditional vocational education; funded projects to eliminate bias against females in school and the workplace; funded major programs to improve educational opportunities and career choices for low-income women; targeted resources toward the educational needs of disabled women; and disseminated gender equity materials. The following are among the actions that WEEA programs have shown to be critical to improving gender equity: build collaborations, involve new parties, confront "isms" head on, encourage new visions, begin early, include both females and males in gender equity efforts, and disseminate knowledge already gained and build on it. The 1991 WEEA conference 1991 focused on the National Education Goals for the year 2000 through presentations devoted to the need for females in science, program evaluation, equity in the work world, student retention and teen pregnancy and parenting, and excellence in education through gender equity. The WEEA Publishing Center has developed a new middle school curriculum designed to reduce dropout rates. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Womens Educational Equity Act