Gender and Sport

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Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, and Danica Patrick are living proof that women enjoy sports just as much as men. Sports enthusiasts read about the importance of gender equality on the playing field. They discover barriers to participation and find methods for promoting greater diversity in sports programs. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have partners or small groups collaborate on an initiative for promoting gender equality at school
  • Invite individuals to research and share more information about one of the case studies mentioned on pages eight and nine of the text
Classroom Considerations

  • Print the resource unless students have computer and Internet access
  • Much of the information is specific to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, although it provides general insight into addressing gender equality in program design
Pros

  • Excellent organization of ideas (bold text, headings, bullets)
  • Includes a helpful question-and-answer section 
Cons

  • The resource links at the end of the text are inaccessible