ERIC Number: ED423491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Preventing Youth Hate Crime: A Manual for Schools and Communities.
Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
By understanding what hate-motivated behavior is and how best to respond to it, schools can become a powerful force in bringing such incidents to an end. This booklet provides an understanding of the nature of hate crime, the extent of the problem, and a review of the seven elements of effective school-based hate prevention programs. References to applicable civil rights laws are included. Examples of effective programs are provided with contact information. A section devoted to "Classroom Activities and Discussion Topics" offers more resources for elementary, middle, and secondary school activities. Contact information is provided for a list of resource organizations. A list of relevant government, nonprofit, and educational web sites is provided. A bibliography provides lists of curricula and instructional materials, books, and videos. Age suitability is provided for many of these resources. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Programs, Crime Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Hate Crime, Schools, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328; Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.