Estelle Tafoya Interview, circa 1977


Estelle Tafoya





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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.


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Document Type

Oral History


Sexism in education; Sex stereotyping; Elementary Education; Higher education; Title IX; Sex discrimination; University of Montana; School of Education, University of Montana

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

Educators in Montana Oral History Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library


Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections: (406) 243-2053 /

Oral History Number

OH 385-001

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound cassette (01:00:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (13 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:47:16 minutes

Local Filename

OH_385_001.mp3; OH_385_001.pdf

Estelle Tafoya Interview, circa 1977