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ERIC Number: ED361814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Men and Women about Sexual Harassment: An Exercise for Trainers and Teachers.
Cooks, Leda M.
Sexual harassment has proven to be a difficult topic for men and women to discuss openly. The articulation of such experience cannot occur unless both can communicate about the nature of differences and the constraints of culture; men and women must forgo the assumption that they are speaking from the same situated experience. Although several good video tapes designed to educate students about bias are available, additional techniques such as role playing and using narratives and discussion are needed to sensitize students to the power relations involved in harassment. To set the stage, sexual harassment needs to be defined and explained in specific terms. Students may then generate sexual harassment role plays or view a series of scenes compiled from different movies. Debriefing the two groups separately and then together allows members to react differently to the depictions of harassment. Given these considerations, sexual harassment may be explicated in a variety of ways depending on the particular setting in which the discussions occur. (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A