ERIC Number: ED436464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Infusing Gender Equity in Education in Illinois. Final Report.
Kohler, Paula; Zumwalt, Cindy
Gender role stereotyping and gender bias limit educational choices and opportunities for students. The impact of gender role stereotyping and gender bias on teaching and counseling methodologies, educational and career choices, violence in schools, communication, and other aspects of education has not been taken routinely into consideration in developing policies, procedures, training, and technical assistance for schools. Equity concerns, however, need to be built into all educational thinking and planning to ensure educational excellence for all students. This report summarizes the problems and issues relevant to gender equity in education that the Gender Equity in Education Project Team, formed in February 1997, identified and the strategies developed to address them. Organized into four sections, the report provides an overview of the team's consensus regarding its purpose and lists the team members. The report then identifies problems and issues related to gender equity and presents an overview of the conceptual approach and model for examining and addressing these problems. Next, it provides specific strategy recommendations, and finally, offers general recommendations that will, it is hoped, direct efforts towards gender equity beyond the term of this team. Contains 16 references and an appendix: "An Idea to Improve Illinois Education" and also lists Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Centers and Divisions. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois