women's history and state regs

Marylin A. Hulme (hulme@rci.rutgers.edu)
Thu, 3 Jul 1997 11:00:31 -0400

i think that this is where the request for information on women's history
and state regs originated.
new jersey has a regulation named "equality in educational programs",
NJAdministrative Code,(NJAC) 6:4, that we use as a base for our work in nj.
it is much more specific than title ix, especially in regard to curriculum
and materials. it does not actually require that women's history be taught,
but here are some useful excerpts.

"6:4 - 1.3 (e) Each board of education shall adopt and approve
courses of study, instructional
materials, and programs designated to eliminate discrimination and promote
understanding and mutual respect between children of different races,
colors, creeds, religions, sexes, ancestries, national origins or social or
economic status. Community involvement in this process shall be encouraged."

"6:4 - 1.3 (f) The local school district shall evaluate courses of
study and instructional materials already in use to determine whether they
are designed to achieve the objectives set forth in subsection (e) of this
section and shall supplement them as necessary where they are not so
designated. As the use of such courses and materials is discontinued in the
normal course of events, the local school district shall replace them with
courses and instructional materials designed to meet the objectives set
forth in subsection (e) of this section. "

there is another regulation which requires african american history
to be taught in one year, and they are soon to require (or already have)
holocaust and genocide studies.

this looks very good on paper, and so long as there was a sea title
iv office , our collaborative workshops on instructional materials and
curriculum used this as the rationale for our work. now however, equity
curriculum workshops are few and far between and there is no monitoring
looking at these requirements on a regular basis.

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