chapter  31
Summary and Recommendations for Achieving Gender Equity in and through Education
BySusan S. Klein, Elizabeth Ann Homer, et al.
Pages 28

The authors of these 2007 Handbook chapters documented some gains in advancing the gender-equity process and outcome goals since the publication of the 1985 Handbook for Achieving Sex Equity through Education. The process goals focus on what happens in education settings to eliminate sex discrimination and reduce sex and gender stereotyping. The outcome goals focus on what education can do to create a more gender equitable society.1 However, none of the 2007 Handbook authors report that these goals of attaining gender equity in education contexts or because of education have been fully accomplished. Both subtle and complex sex discrimination continues although some of the overt types of clearly illegal sex discrimination (in education processes) such as not allowing women into engineering programs have stopped.2