ERIC Number: ED450041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Gender Equity for Males. WEEA Digest.
Flood, Craig, Ed.; Bates, Percy, Ed.; Potter, Julia, Ed.
Traditionally, the term "gender equity" is associated with equalizing the playing field for girls. However, gender equity by definition applies to both genders. This digest states that, in the best possible scenario, gender equitable education provides equal opportunities and enables each student to reach his or her potential, reducing the gender disparities that are detrimental to classroom interactions and in testing; encouraging all students to pursue a variety of school subjects, putting no limit on what they can accomplish; and giving students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of school sports and clubs. It finds that the success of boys and girls in school and beyond depends on gender equity in education. This digest contains the following articles: "What about the Boys?" (Michael Kimmel); "Safe Boys, Safe Schools" (Craig P. Flood); and "The Mythical African American Male" (Martha R. Bireda). Lists 10 resources on gender equity for males. (BT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Gender Issues, Males, Nondiscriminatory Education, School Culture, Sex Fairness, Student Needs
Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, D-1100, Newton, MA 02458-1060; Tel: 800-225-3088; Fax: 617-332-4318; E-mail: (WEEActr@edc.org); Web site: http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. Women's Educational Equity Act Dissemination Center.