[EDEQUITY] Discussion

From: Susan Smith (edequity-admin@edc.org)
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 15:49:17 EDT

Hello everyone:

I have been asked to clarify a point from my message opening the

As the intro says, the list of equitable teaching strategies was
excerpted directly from the WEEA Equity Resource Center's on-line
course, "Engaging Middle Schools Girls in Math and Science," so the
focus is gender equity strategies. However, our definition of gender
equity is inclusive:

"Gender equity means creating an educational climate that encourages
females and males equally to develop, achieve, and learn--without
setting any limits on our expectations based on gender, race, ethnicity,
disability or class."

A gender equitable educational system will provide:
--an equal chance to learn for females and males
--open options to learn subjects and prepare for future education,
family responsibilities, and careers
--no limits on expectations due to gender
--equal encouragement for both genders to develop, achieve, and learn
--equitable treatment of male and female students.

Thanks for your question.


Susan J. Smith
EDEQUITY Moderator
WEEA Equity Resource Center

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