The Gender Equality And Education

1378 WordsApr 18, 20166 Pages
Throughout the years gender equality and education have drastically changed. Some people went through different experiences depending when or even where a person grew up. In the United States Title IX was a big contributing factor in gender equality. “These areas are: Access to Higher Education, Career Education, Education for Pregnant and Parenting Students, Employment, Learning Environment, Math and Science, Sexual Harassment, Standardized Testing and Technology” (Titleix.info, History). In this project, I have interviewed three different people: A late 50s female, an early 20s male, and an early 50s female who grew up in the Philippines. All three interviewees have had different experiences that will be compared and contrasted into this essay. During the academic years of a late 50s female who attended school from the 1960s-1970s, before and shortly after Title IX existed, had very different experiences compared to my other two interviewees. During this woman’s elementary years, teachers had always treated males and females differently. In kindergarten, boys had a separate corner with toys that only boys played with, and girls had another corner with toys that only girls could play with. Neither gender was allowed to play with the other’s toys. If a girl wanted to play with a G.I.JOE doll, she was not allowed and got in trouble if she attempted to do so. Throughout most of her school years, genders were always separated in some way. With the gender segregation, boys
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