Sex, sexism, and the preparation of educators

  title={Sex, sexism, and the preparation of educators},
  author={Myra Sadker and David Sadker and Charol Shakeshaft},
Separation of sex and school has been an important assumption in the history of education. In the past, the image of the teacher was that of a "know-nothing" when it came to sexual matters. As Rury makes clear in this issue, coeducation caused concern about the purity and moral development of young women, and so the desexualized school emerged with educators designated as its moral guardians. In the 1920s, the lack of sexual knowledge was a criterion for hiring and retention. Contracts often… CONTINUE READING