ERIC Number: ED363571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Busy Citizen's Discussion Guide: Sexual Harassment--Suggestions for Informal Conversations.
Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
This discussion guide offers suggestions for conversations about sexual harassment. Its purpose is to help readers use dialogue to understand the legal definition of sexual harassment and to clarify and develop their own and others' definitions of acceptable behavior between men and women in the workplace, on campus, or wherever people gather. An introduction defines the term "sexual harassment" and highlights the benefits of discussion. Parts 1 and 2, the core of the guide, contain specific frameworks and questions to use as guides for discussions. Part 1 contains hypothetical cases to allow users to reexamine their attitudes, experiences, and perceptions in light of what they and others have experienced and thought. Following the cases are questions to guide discussion. Part 2 describes four typical ways in which people view sexual harassment. Each is written in the voice of someone who might hold that view. The views are intended to be used as discussion starters as group members take turns putting themselves in the place of a possible supporter of each view. Questions to guide discussion then are provided. Following the core material is a brief informational piece on sexual harassment and an annotated listing of four resource organizations and three resource books. The guide concludes with a set of commonly advocated ground rules for productive discussion. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Change, Behavior, Behavior Change, Consciousness Raising, Critical Thinking, Discussion Groups, Group Discussion, Interpersonal Competence, Perspective Taking, Sensitivity Training, Sexual Harassment, Social Attitudes, Social Cognition, Social Problems, Values Clarification, Womens Studies
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, 697 Pomfret St., Pomfret, CT 06258 ($0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.