ERIC Number: ED391132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Female Athletes Facing Discrimination: Curriculum Regarding Female Athletes.
There continues to be oppression among female athletes, even after the enactment of Title IX in 1972. Female athletes in secondary schools deal with low self-esteem, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, and depression. Female athletes struggle with societal pressures to maintain a model-like figure, while trying to train and perform for an athletic event. This 5-day curriculum focuses on secondary female athletes 16-18 years of age. The purpose of this curriculum is to educate these females on the discrimination they face, to provide them with tools to become aware of oppressive acts, to build self esteem and confidence, to provide awareness of racial discrimination among female athletes of color, and to provide role models of successful and talented female athletes. The curriculum covers (in order by day): (1) societal issues, stereotypes and incidents within female athletes; (2) how the media portrays male and female athletes differently; (3) questionnaires and activities the students can engage in, along with discussion of racism issues in female athletics; (4) salary differences between male and female athletes and societal pressures placed upon female athletes to perform to a societal ideal; and (5) positive aspects of being a female athlete. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Athletes, Athletics, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, High School Students, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Womens Athletics, Womens Studies
Regina Pallis, 1218 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 ($0.20 per page; quantity price: $6).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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