The 40th Anniversary of Title IX has been getting a great deal of press this week (see the feature article in Denver Post). The 1972 law took a big step in women’s rights by barring sex discrimination in “any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” In our library we have a number of interesting historical publications that demonstrate the early use of the Title IX in the 1970s and ’80s, including Why Title IX?, which gives a good explanation of the reasons behind the law, and a number of teachers’ manuals and workbooks on sex equity in schools and sports. (Search our web catalog for titles). We also have an interesting 1978 publication from the University of Colorado at Denver, Eliminating Sex Bias in Textbooks and Educational Materials, that can still be useful today. Current information about Title IX can be found on the Colorado Department of Education’s Title IX webpage.
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