ERIC Number: ED276181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Child Abuse and the Educator: A Review of Literature.
The literature review examines issues of child abuse and neglect, attempts to define child abuse, and gives information on: incidence figures; symptoms of abuse; characteristics of the abused and their families; knowledge level of educators; and the role of the schools in preventing, detecting, and reporting abuse or neglect. Teachers often do not know the signs of abuse or the legal requirements for reporting it. The document concludes that teachers need to be provided with appropriate training in this area; they need an efficient, delineated referral process for reporting abuse and neglect discovered by school personnel; individual teachers need to take responsibility by such actions as obtaining witnesses and keeping records; the schools need to assist families in the development of better parenting skills; and students need to know how they can avoid sexual abuse. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A