ERIC Number: ED316821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Who's Hurt and Who's Liable: Sexual Harassment in Massachusetts Schools. A Curriculum and Guide for School Personnel. Revised.
Klein, Freada; Wilber, Nancy
This fourth edition of a manual originally published in 1982 provides curriculum materials or sexual harassment in secondary schools. It defines sexual harassment, explains the legal issues involved, describes administrative strategies, and presents student activities and classroom lessons. Specific suggestions are offered for administrators, guidance counselors, classroom teachers, and students. Section 1 discusses sexual harassment and its effects in Massachusetts high schools. Section 2 defines sexual harassment and includes a discussion of the distinction between flirting and sexual harassment. Section 3 describes societal norms and sexual harassment. Legal issues are discussed in section 4, including the application of Title VII and Title IX to sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination. The fifth section presents a case study of the implementation of a sexual harassment policy in high schools. Section 6 presents curriculum materials and activities for classroom use. The stated goals of these activities are to encourage students to clarify their definitions of harassment; provide students with information that corrects prevalent myths; inform students of their legal rights and responsibilities; help students learn to respond to sexual harassment; and promote an understanding of the dynamics of sexual harassment. The final section includes an extensive list of resources and a bibliography. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts