Re: Ed. brainstorming - Eye on the Prize

Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:56:45 -0700 (PDT)

I feel Elizabeth Homer is accurate when she says that both men and
women have been affected by a sexual bias and discrimination, but how
do we correct that situation? As a male teacher, who is also involve
in athletics, the first comment prople make to me is, "Oh, you must
have the life teaching 'gym' class." That immediate assumption is
frustrating. I see this stereotypical image in the parents of the
children at our school. They arrive with a preconcieved notion of men
and women and unfortunately, in most cases, it is far from being an
equitable situation for either gender. My question is what can be
done, in the classroom to help make a student at the high school level
aware of the need to "wake up" and realize that gender equity would
benefit everyone's respect for one another, self esteem, and general
outlook on their careers and life.

Dan Gerken

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