Dr. Bradley Scott

Gender Equity at 36 – Podcast Episode 37 | Podcast Episode 37

Classnotes Podcast (July 9, 2008) The summer marks the 36th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination against students and employees in public schools. While we have clearly come a long way in the last 36 years, some issues remain and new ones have emerged. Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, discusses where we are now in terms of the advancement of girls as well as gender equity challenges affecting boys today and what the school’s responsibility is under the law. Bradley is interviewed by Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA’s communications manager.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Hostile Hallways – Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in School (pdf)
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation

Mentoring Gap for Women in Science
Insider Higher Education

IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity

Office for Civil Rights

Educational Equity Center at AED

Raising and Educating Healthy Boys

National Women’s Law Center

What Is Title IX?
American University

Sociology and Women’s Equality

Show length: 25:12

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Show Notes

  • Host Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA's communications manager, welcomes guest Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, for a discussion of gender equity in public schools, 36 years after the passage of Title IX.

  • Bradley explains Title IX's prohibition of discrimination in schools based upon sex.

  • Bradley offers an overview of the advances made by girls in public schools since the passage of Title IX.

  • Christie asks Bradley about the perception that girls don't do well in math and science.

  • Bradley discusses the prevalence of sexual harassment and a school's legal responsibility to protect students.

  • Bradley reminds school leaders that they must monitor gender equity constantly.

  • Bradley describes gender equity challenges affecting boys, such as in reading and literacy.

  • Bradley notes that because boys are perceived to be more violent than girls, they are more likely to be cited for discipline problems and assigned to alternative settings, particularly when race is factored in.

  • Christie asks Bradley how bullying and teasing affects both boys and girls, in school and online.

  • Bradley points out that Title IX also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • Bradley offers his recommendations to schools as they continue to strive for better gender equity in schools.

  • Bradley talks about a school district in Arkansas that transformed itself to focus on gender equity.