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ERIC Number: ED510032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Reframing Schools to Enhance Gender Access--Making the World a Better Place
Gentry, Ruben; Buck, Jessica L.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Conference, "Peace through Understanding" (Jackson, MS, Apr 14-16, 2010)
With whom does the American education system get high grades? For race and ethnicity, disparities are ever so prevalent. For socioeconomic status and family income, poor people never seem to get a fair share. For geographical location, inner city students are almost always underserved. Perhaps the one entity on which the system can boast is gender--that both males and females are provided equitable education in the same school, if not all schools in the system. Unfortunately, the research does not reflect such equity. Females are often denied opportunities to equally engage in the complete agenda of school programs and activities. Nevertheless, the dropout rate is skyrocketing for males, and their graduation rate is taking a nosedive. One might sincerely ask--America, who are the poster kids in your educational system? This paper explores some unassuming, but upon notice, some glaring inequities in the education system. Explicit attention is given to the gender issue. Considerable effort is spent on addressing the question--What education reform is needed to ensure that males and females receive a fair, equitable, and quality education in today's society? Evidence is analyzed and an authentic course of action is charted to make education a system that is truly responsive to the needs of all students. Education in America must come to exemplify what Dolly Parton (n.d.) sings about in her song, "A better place to live," "If we'd all climb together, we could climb the highest hill. We could make the world we're living in a better place to live." (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access