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More Than a Game: One Woman's Fight for Gender Equity in sport Paperback – April 4, 2002

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When Pemberton joined Oregon's Linfield College as assistant athletic director for women's sports in 1989, she had never heard of Title IX, a 1972 constitutional amendment prohibiting the discrimination between men and women in the allotment of funds for education. But Title IX would change her life. She soon discovered that women's sports at Linfield were treated anything but equally to men's, even to the point that women athletes had to pay for their own uniforms. Pemberton's fight to make her school comply with the law would alienate her from almost all her colleagues and would make her, against her will, a celebrity. This precise recounting of Pemberton's legal battle makes an excellent case study, but it doesn't address the larger questions that Title IX has prompted: specifically, whether the legislation, which never specifically mentions sports, was meant to be used in the ways it is being used today. David Pitt
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About the Author

CYNTHIA LEE A. PEMBERTON is Associate Professor in the College of Education and Chair of the Department of Education Leadership at Idaho State University. A nationally recognized authority on Title IX, she is the author of numerous articles on Title IX and gender equity in sport. She lives in Pocatello, Idaho. DONNA DE VARONA is a two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer. The first woman sportscaster on network television, she was a founding member and first President of the Women's Sports Foundation and a moving force in the Congressional passage of the 1978 Amateur Sports Act and the landmark Title IX legislation. She lives in Connecticut.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Northeastern (April 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555535259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555535254
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,207,448 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Cynthia Pemberton's award recognized 2002 book: More Than a Game: One Woman's Fight for Gender Equity in Sport (NE University Press) addresses gender equity and Title IX compliance in school sport from both personal and professional perspectives through lived experiences at a small liberal arts college in Oregon. Her 2012 book, Getting There: Women's Journey's to and through Educational Attainment (Sense Publishing), uses first person narrative stories to chronicle women's educational journeys to and through doctoral degree pursuit. She is a 2008 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Leadership Institute graduate, a 2010 U.S. Vision 2020 Equality in Sight National Delegate (one of only 102 U.S. women nation-wide), and 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar to the Republic of Malta. Her Fulbright project is titled: Awareness to Advocacy: A Cross Cultural Exploration of Education Equity and Ethics.

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