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More than Title IX : how equity in education has shaped the nation / Katherine Hanson, Vivian Guilfoy and Sarita Pillai.

By: Hanson, Katherine, 1948-.
Contributor(s): Guilfoy, Vivian, 1941- | Pillai, Sarita.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: xxiii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0742566404 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9780742566408 (hbk. : alk. paper).Other title: More than Title nine.Subject(s): Women -- Education -- United States | Educational equalization -- United States | Sex discrimination against women -- United StatesDDC classification: 371.8220973 Other classification: 5,3 | DU 6002 | DV 2850
Contents:
Introduction: many waves, one ocean -- Taking down the no trespassing signs -- Jill and Jack go off to school -- Woman as subject --What a way to make a living -- Play like a girl -- Woman of the house -- Reflections -- Gender equity timeline.
Review: "This book takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most influential moments for gender equity in education and tells the dramatic stories of the women and men who made these changes possible. The narrative blends historical analysis with dynamic interview excerpts with people whose actions made a difference in both educational equity and in the country as a whole. By showing how hard-won changes in education have improved life for women and men in America over the past century, the authors remind readers not to take freedoms for granted."--Jacket.
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LC1752 .H39 2009 (Browse shelf) Available 0000001990670

Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-323) and index.

Introduction: many waves, one ocean -- Taking down the no trespassing signs -- Jill and Jack go off to school -- Woman as subject --What a way to make a living -- Play like a girl -- Woman of the house -- Reflections -- Gender equity timeline.

"This book takes readers behind the scenes of some of the most influential moments for gender equity in education and tells the dramatic stories of the women and men who made these changes possible. The narrative blends historical analysis with dynamic interview excerpts with people whose actions made a difference in both educational equity and in the country as a whole. By showing how hard-won changes in education have improved life for women and men in America over the past century, the authors remind readers not to take freedoms for granted."--Jacket.

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CHOICE Review

This valuable volume explores the impact of Title IX, the landmark education amendments of 1972, which covered many realms of academic life. The authors offer sections on the women's movement of the 1960s, the gender difficulties in US education from kindergarten through secondary school, and transformations in higher education, the workplace, sports, and public policy. Each section contains succinct but highly useful historical analyses, followed by revealing annotated interviews with renowned and not-so-well-known figures whose lives have been altered by Title IX. The interviewees' actual words are liberally included, but so too are comments and explanations about educational, social, cultural, intellectual, political, and personal developments. Closing with "Reflections," the authors underscore their book's core messages, including the need to both applaud gender equity and seek greater changes, the importance of learning from history but not remaining mired in it, and the requisite fight for social justice. Hanson, Guilfoy, and Pillai (all, Education Development Center Inc.) envision a three-pronged approach to fostering greater gender equity: relying on community, employing the law and institutions while seeking systemic change, and turning to education as a "liberating force." The book contains a neatly drawn "gender equity timeline." Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. C. Cottrell California State University, Chico

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Katherine Hanson was previously managing director of the Gender, Diversities, and Technology Institute at Education Development Center, Inc., and is currently a writer and artist in New York.Vivian Guilfoy is senior vice president at Education Development Center, Inc. Sarita Pillai is a senior project director at Education Development Center, Inc.

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