Gender Issues In Physical Education Essay by The Research Group

Gender Issues In Physical Education
Coeducational classes mandated by 1972 law, pros & cons, teacher & student attitudes, biological issues.
# 12075 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 1996 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2003 in Education (Social Issues)


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"Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 sought to eliminate sex discrimination in the public school systems throughout the United States (Lirgg, 1993, p. 324). Title IX, as the act is commonly called, prohibited the offering of same-sex courses and programs. All-girl home economics, all-boy industrial-arts, and same-sex physical education classes were no longer an option for school districts receiving public money. Coeducational physical education had arrived. The social, psychological, and physiological aspects of this change in policy, with regard to physical education, had not been addressed prior to the passage of the legislation. The legal mandate, Title IX, was made before all the risks and benefits, to the children, could be assessed."

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