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ERIC Number: ED476601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Gender Equity in Educational Institutions: Problems, Practices, and Strategies for Change.
Funk, Carole
The term "gender equity" can be described as being fair and just toward men and women, showing preference to neither sex, and concern for both sexes. A study addresses the covert and overt discrimination of girls and young women in the nation's elementary and secondary schools and presents and promotes strategies for educators to ensure equal educational opportunities for female students. Secondary purposes of the study include presenting ways to increase awareness of overt and subtle gender discrimination by male and female teachers that continues at all levels of education, and revealing the impact of these powerful effects on girls and young women that limit their career paths and life options. This paper presents strategies designed to promote strong self-efficacy and increased opportunities for success in the personal and professional lives of female students. The paper addresses the following issues: definitions of gender equity; the different voice; the different brain; different destinies for girls and young women; inequities in educational institutions; effects of gender inequities on female students; gender equity and technology; and strategies and solutions for gender equity. (Contains 25 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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