Title IX, High School Sports, High School Athletics, Florida High School Sports, Florida High School Athletics, Title IX Compliance
The purpose of this study was to compare the Title IX compliance trends of high school sports in Florida over the past two decades (1985-2005) against national trends. The literature review discusses: the historical events leading to Title IX, the administrative implementation of Title IX, the legal perspective of Title IX, and the impact of Title IX on gender equity in sports. The study was conducted between January and June, 2007. The data focused on: male and female participants in high school sports in Florida, the numbers of male and female participants in high school sports across the nation, and enrollment figures of high schools in both Florida and the nation. The results indicate there was no significant difference between national Title IX compliance trends and Florida Title IX compliance trends in high school sports during 1985 through 2005. In fact, there was widespread non-compliance with the substantial proportionality of Title IX, with some improvements in compliance over time. Future research should focus on other strategies to comply with Title IX.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Education
Educational Research, Technology and Leadership
Curriculum and Instruction
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Knowles, Coury Matthew, "Historical Comparison Of Florida And National Title Ix Compliance Trends In High School Sports From 1985-2005" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3227.