ERIC Number: ED396429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Abuse: A Handbook for Teachers and Administrators.
Cohan, Audrey; And Others
This handbook offers strategies for ending sexual abuse and sexual harassment of students by other students or staff members. Chapter 1 discusses how to define sexual harassment and abuse, provides a review of literature, and reviews pertinent laws and litigation. The second chapter presents step-by-step procedures for handling a complaint of sexual abuse by a staff member, by a peer, or by an adult. Chapter 3 describes measures to prevent sexual harassment and abuse, which include: create a gender-equitable classroom; incorporate gender equity into existing practices; eliminate name calling via the classroom; educate and empower students; and develop or expand peer education programs. Suggestions are also offered for educating parents and the community and for addressing homophobia. Appendices contain lists of videotapes, other media, and organizations; and an annotated bibliography of 26 resources. (Contains 34 references and 56 suggested-reading references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Court Litigation, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Grievance Procedures, Homophobia, Prevention, Sanctions, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6441-2; hardback: ISBN-0-8039-6440-4).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A