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ERIC Number: EJ764699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr-13
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Gender-Equity Advocates Face Looming Challenges in Women's Sports
Lipka, Sara
Chronicle of Higher Education, v53 n32 pA40 Apr 2007
Gender-equity advocates gathered at a conference in Cleveland last month to discuss looming challenges in women's sports. Next month the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is scheduled to hold a hearing on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The meeting will focus on the most controversial means of compliance with the law. Institutions can comply with Title IX by offering female students a number of roster spots in proportion to their representation in the college's overall population, by periodically expanding athletics opportunities for women, or by meeting female students' interest and ability in sports. This third option worries gender-equity experts, who say that college administrators can easily manipulate measures of interest to justify not sponsoring women's teams.
Chronicle of Higher Education. 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-728-2803; e-mail: circulation@chronicle.com; Web site: http://chronicle.com/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972