ERIC Number: ED369639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Gender Equity. IDRA Forum.
IDRA Newsletter, v21 n3 Mar 1994
This newsletter contains six articles on issues of gender equity for Chicanas and other women. "Recognizing Chicana Contributions: Cultural History & Gender Equity on the Line" (Mikki Symonds) discusses the invisibility of Mexican Americans in general and of Chicanas in particular in U.S. history books, school curricula, and pop culture, and profiles 27 Chicanas who have contributed to U.S. political history, education, and the arts. "A Comprehensive Approach to Gender Equity" (Jose A. Cardenas) discusses three forms of inequitable treatment of female students (gender bias in the classroom, exclusion of females from traditionally male activities, and sexual harassment), and outlines 10 elements in a comprehensive school plan to provide equal educational opportunities to female students. "Mixed Messages: Gender Equity and My Teenager" (Sally Carter) reflects on the chasm between the upbeat gender-equitable slogans heard on television and the realities of gender bias experienced in the classroom and elsewhere. "Sexual Discrimination and Bias in Education: The Status of Women in the 1990s" (Linda Cantu) describes five areas of disparity in how males and females are treated in the classroom; lists facts depicting the status of females in elementary and secondary education, higher education, and employment; and suggests teacher strategies to eliminate gender bias in school. "Gender Equity in Math and Science Education" (Conchi Salas) suggests that, to improve female achievement and participation in math and science, four issues must be addressed: socialization into gender roles, cognitive style, teacher-student interactions, and curricular choices. "Combating Students' Peer-to-Peer Sexual Harassment: Creating Gender Equity in Schools" (Michaela Penny-Velazquez) defines sexual harassment, summarizes findings of a student survey on sexual harassment, and outlines proactive steps to prevent sexual harassment in schools. Includes lists of additional readings and resource organizations. (SV)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Females, Mexican Americans, Nondiscriminatory Education, Postsecondary Education, School Policy, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexual Harassment, Womens Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.