This literature review will discuss the history of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its value in higher education today through a critical feminist thought lens. It is known that despite Title IX, gender equality does not exist in intercollegiate athletics. In addition to discussing the history of Title IX, the article will highlight the challenges and triumphs of female athletic directors and senior women’s administrators and briefly discuss the role on coaches, athletic trainers and student-athletes.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 provided equal opportunities for women in athletics and academics in higher education but it also led to the development of barriers for women in leadership (Pasque & Errington Nicholson, 2011).
The purpose of this scholarly review will be to identify the challenges faced by women in athletics administration using a liberal and radical feminist theoretical perspective. Further understanding the historical underpinnings of the current system using critical feminist theory can influence the work of higher education professionals across the academy.
Parnther, Ceceilia; Deranek, Jennifer; and Michel, Scott
"Title IX and the Impact of Athletic Leadership,"
The Hilltop Review: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/hilltopreview/vol7/iss1/8