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Acosta, R. Vivian; Carpenter, Linda Jean – Acosta - Carpenter, 2008
In 1970, prior to the 1972 enactment of Title IX, there were only 2.5 women's teams per school and a total of only about 16,000 female intercollegiate athletes. In 1977/1978, the academic year preceding the mandatory compliance date for Title IX, the number of varsity sports for women had grown to 5.61 per school. A decade later, in 1988, the…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Longitudinal Studies
Sadker, David, Ed.; Silber, Ellen S., Ed. – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2007
According to research studies, one glaring omission from teacher education programs is gender. Tomorrow's teachers receive little instruction or training on the tremendous impact of gender in the classroom. Just how does gender influence teaching, the curriculum, and the lives of teachers and students in the classroom? This unique book has been…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Ability, Citizenship Education, Teacher Education Programs
Bank, Barbara J., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
In this two volume set, educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts. The various contributors discuss gender as a social construction.…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Sororities, Sex Fairness, School Choice
Bank, Barbara J., Ed. – Praeger, 2007
This book represents the second of two volumes in a two-volume set where educators explore the intersection of gender and education. Their entries deal with educational theories, research, curricula, practices, personnel, and policies, but also with variations in the gendering of education across historical and cultural contexts. The various…
Descriptors: Universities, Females, Educational Theories, Sororities
Rose, Raymond M. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
There are a variety of different approaches to providing virtual education and significant program differences. This Issues Brief describes a process all virtual education programs should undertake to help best ensure all students have access to the educational opportunities provided by the program. The focus of this Issues Brief is to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Online Courses, Virtual Classrooms
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2007
In October 2006, the U.S. Department of Education introduced the so-called "single-sex regulations," which brought the issue of single-sex education to the forefront of discussion among educators, policymakers, and parents. Anecdotal evidence suggests that single-sex education can have a positive impact on student achievement. However,…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Single Sex Classes, Academic Achievement, Educational Environment
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Friend, Jennifer – American Educational History Journal, 2007
Parochial and private schools in the United States have maintained opportunities for students to attend same-gender settings without interference from policies governing public education. The gender composition and curriculum of public schools, however, have been influenced by societal regulations and expectations that have often utilized…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Federal Legislation, Educational Opportunities
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Hawkins, Patrick J. – Research and Issues in Music Education, 2007
In an effort to further the understanding of gender traits or sexual bias that high school-aged choral music students might be exposed to in their curricular materials, two choral textbooks Choral Connections Beginning Level 1 Treble Voices and Choral Connections Beginning Level 1 Tenor-Bass Voices published by Glencoe MacGraw-Hill in 1999 were…
Descriptors: Music Education, Equal Education, Singing, Sex Stereotypes
Weiss, Suzanne – Education Commission of the States (NJ3), 2007
In November 2006, the U.S. Department of Education issued new rules making it easier for schools and districts to use gender-separate classes, programs and activities as a strategy for enhancing educational achievement and opportunity. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings described the revised Title IX regulations as part of a greater effort to…
Descriptors: Single Sex Schools, Charter Schools, Outcomes of Education, Educational Quality
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Increasingly women in nearly all sports are either leaving intercollegiate coaching or never entering in the first place. While most concern over women's sports has focused on the opportunities that federal equity laws have offered to female players--whose numbers have grown steadily--the ranks of female coaches have quietly dwindled. Last year…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Employed Women, Womens Athletics, College Athletics
Lipka, Sara; Wolverton, Brad – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The government agency responsible for enforcing gender equity in college sports is falling down on the job, according to a report released by the National Women's Law Center. Over the past five years, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights -- the administrative guardian of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Womens Athletics, College Athletics, Public Agencies
Lipka, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 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…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Athletics, Civil Rights, College Athletics
Cheslock, John – Women's Sports Foundation, 2007
This study provides the most accurate and comprehensive examination of participation trends to date. We analyze data from almost every higher education institution in the country and utilize data and methods that are free of the shortcomings present in previous research on this subject. A 10-year NCAA sample containing 738 NCAA colleges and…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Student Participation, Males, Females
Mongeon, Rebecca, Ed.; Tambascio, Donna, Ed. – Wellesley Centers for Women, 2007
The "Research & Action Report," published twice a year, is a window on the activities and initiatives at the Wellesley Centers for Women. The report typically features news about the Centers, interviews with researchers, commentary on recent events or social trends affecting women and girls, announcements of new publications, and…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Females, Adolescents, Literacy
US Department of Education, 2006
In this report, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides a summary of its FY 2005 accomplishments. Also, in recognition of the 25th anniversary, some of the significant cases that OCR has resolved over the years are highlighted. The last quarter century was eventful and challenging for OCR. Major U.S. Supreme Court decisions, such as "Grove…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Civil Rights, Equal Education, Civil Rights Legislation
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