ERIC Number: ED374537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Seeing Is Not Believing: Sexual Harassment in Public School and the Role of Adults.
Peer-to-peer sexual harassment is rampant in elementary and secondary schools. While sometimes identified and curtailed, it is usually tolerated and characterized as normal. Regardless of the ways school authorities regard sexual harassment, it interferes with a student's right to receive equal educational opportunities and violates Title IX. This paper describes the experiences of students who have experienced sexual harassment by their peers and discusses its ramifications. A conclusion is that, ultimately, a strategy to attack sexual harassment in schools needs to aim at a transformation of the broader school culture. The problem must become a public concern. Finally, action should be taken in conjunction with efforts to reduce other practices that promote inequalities, such as tracking, standardized testing, biased curricula, and classroom pedagogies. (LMI)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 4-8, 1994).