ERIC Number: ED380369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Gender Equity in Education. Fastback 372.
Hilke, Eileen Veronica; Conway-Gerhardt, Carol
This position paper argues that sex discrimination still exists in education although Title IX legislation in 1972 and other subsequent legislation prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funds. Greater awareness of gender issues is needed along with an understanding of strategies for change. The Fastback offers a cyclical model for eliminating gender inequity, incorporating the stages of: (1) awareness; (2) analysis; (3) action; and (4) assessment. Strategies that various key individuals and responsible groups can implement to make a positive difference for both sexes, but particularly for girls and women, are described. Research on the topic is analyzed focusing on the key concerns of: (1) low self-esteem; (2) low academic achievement; and (3) low aspirations or limited educational and career goals for a high percentage of females. Recommendations for curricular considerations and teacher education are included. (EH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Protection, Higher Education, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes, Sexism in Language, Sexual Harassment, Social Bias, Tokenism
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Research Foundation, Bloomington, IN.