ERIC Number: ED420826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
No Big Deal: A Sexual Harassment Training Manual for Middle School and High School Students.
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students must understand that sexual harassment is a big deal, and that it is against the law. To facilitate discussion on this serious subject, this booklet contains materials for a sexual harassment course designed for middle school and high school students. A video, "STOP IT! Students Speak Out About Sexual Harassment," is designed to be used with the curriculum; it features Iowa high school students discussing harassment from the viewpoint of both the victim and the harasser. The training manual begins by presenting the issue of sexual harassment to the student: what it is, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it. Examples of discrimination are presented and harassment is defined. The difference between sexual harassment and flirting is discussed; guidelines are outlined to distinguish if a behavior has become sexual harassment. The underlying causes and persisting assumptions about sexual harassment are examined. The emotional affect on the victim is emphasized, and the curriculum concludes by outlining strategies to prevent and stop sexual harassment in schools. Case studies, transparency and brochure masters, a summary of laws concerning harassment, a glossary, additional projects, surveys, and a model school policy on comprehensive harassment are included in the appendix. (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Note: The video, "STOP IT! Students Speak Out about Sexual Harassment," is not available from EDRS. It may be purchased from Area Education Association media centers in Iowa.