Estelle Tafoya, a professor at the University of Montana's School of Education, discusses sexism in the educational system in the United States. She talks about how different sexes are portrayed in textbooks, including statistics about the variety of jobs held by men versus by women in these books. She talks about the impacts this kind of stereotyping has on both boys and girls, in terms of limiting their imagination about their future careers and roles in society. She also discusses the recently passed Title IX regulations. Tafoya explains what Title IX covers, and how it has impacted schools, and says that she believes that most schools are making an honest effort to comply with the spirit of the regulations. She finishes by discussing the disparity between men and women in administrative roles within the school system.
Sexism in education; Sex stereotyping; Elementary Education; Higher education; Title IX; Sex discrimination; University of Montana; School of Education, University of Montana
Educators in Montana Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)
Tafoya, Estelle, "Estelle Tafoya Interview, circa 1977" (1977). Educators in Montana Oral History Collection. 4.