Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 88: Women's Leadership in the Enactment and Enforcement of Title IX
Women's leadership in the enactment and enforcement of title IX Title IX is a federal law that requires equitable access and opportunity for girls and women in education. It also applies to intercollegiate athletics and interscholastic sport. This entry identifies women leaders who championed Title IX and gender equity initiatives in education and athletics, and it also provides background information on Title IX and applicable athletics policy regulations. The content is covered in five sections: (1) The Need for Title IX, (2) Women's Leadership in Enacting Title IX, (3) Title IX and Title IX's Athletics Regulations, (4) Women's Leadership in Enforcing Title IX in Athletics, and (5) Future Directions. As the United States progressed in giving more rights to women (e.g., the right to vote in 1920, adoption of the Equal Pay Act of 1963), many colleges, universities, and secondary schools still were not treating girls and women in education ...