Sexual Subordination in American Education: Political, Social and Economic Relationships
Schultz, Bryan P.
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This introduction identifies the problem of gender inequality at school as political. It is a profound problem because female submission and male dominance, the status quo, is the gender-role socialization our schools implement. Females are not as highly regarded in educational as males. This project examines this phenomena in several separate sections. Part two provides an historical overview of female education in America. Numerous barriers and struggles riddle this section as the quest to open school doors is examined. Part three examines legislation and judicial interpretation regarding equal opportunity for females in education. Approximately two-hundred years of decisions result in only a hand full of critical decisions influencing the education of girls and women in America. Part four views recent educational research and its results. Girls and women across the educational spectrum are being shortchanged. They do not get the same opportunity to excel as their brothers do in school. Part five attempts to critically examine why this is occurring in our system. Thoughts regarding the basis, nature and results of discrimination and denial of opportunity are examined with the help of some well-noted scholars. A possible long-term proposal to begin social transformation and change reality is also considered. Implicit in the recommendation is a vision of schools and students being integral parts of a wider community. Social transformation in our nation can occur through the educational system.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.