ERIC Number: ED380439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Sexual Harassment: A Challenge to Schools of Education.
Brandenburg, Judith Berman
This monograph on sexual harassment aims to help schools of education design effective polices, procedures, and environments that prohibit harassment and prepare professionals who will understand the issues and be equipped to prevent the occurrence of sexual harassment. The monograph has a particular focus on sexual harassment of student teachers during field-based practice teaching. A section on definitions of sexual harassment explores its elusive nature and looks at various legal and agency definitions. A section on legal issues covers legislation and litigation especially from Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This section also contains a summary of responsibilities and guidelines for field-based student teaching experiences. A section on polices and grievance procedures explores legal requirements for schools of education, particularly those that receive federal funds. This section includes a list of 20 components of an effective grievance procedure. A section on education to eliminate and prevent harassment includes discussion of providing a model environment, preparing educational leaders in teacher preparation programs, and working with institutions including the larger university and off-campus field placements. This section contains a list of case studies and examples for discussion including experiences of a sexual harassment grievance board; communications from administrators, faculty and students; publications; private conversations; and public discussions. Contains 49 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Definitions, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Grievance Procedures, Higher Education, Labor Legislation, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Prevention, School Policy, Schools of Education, Sexual Harassment, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-1186 ($15 plus $5 for shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964