329Thursday, March 15, 2007

7:30 AM-8:30 AMConvention Center:336
NASPE/History of Sports and Physical Education Academy
Sex Testing and Strength Training: A Historical Analysis of Policies and Publications Concerning Women’s Physical Activity
The two presentations in this session will explore how ideas and beliefs about women and physical activity were constructed and conveyed through politics, policy, and scientific and pedagogical literature. This session will examine the policies and practices of “sex testing” in women’s athletics from 1966 to 2000. The evolvement and differences between scientific and pedagogical literature regarding female strength training in the 20th century will be explored.
Keyword(s): gender issues, research
History of Women's Strength Training in the 20th Century: A Comparative Analysis of Scientific Research and Educational Material
Conferring the "Certificate of Femininity": A History of Sex Testing in Women's Athletics
Jamie Shultz, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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