ERIC Number: ED474381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Take It Back: A Manual for Fighting Slurs on Campus.
This manual provides information on fighting verbal harassment on the school campus. Chapter 1, "Background," discusses the history and power analysis of vebal abuse and offers statistics about slurs and harassment (the widespread use of slurs, the damaging effect of slurs on people who are targeted by them, and how infrequently efforts are made to stop the use of slurs). Chapter 2, "Campaign Strategies," provides various anti-slur campaign strategies, focusing on research and evaluation, responding to slurs, peer education, teacher education, visual activism, and anti-slur policies. Chapter 3, "Implementing Your Campaign," focuses on developing a strategy, getting approval from the school administrators, coalition building, and developing a timeline. Sample materials are included (student survey, peer education workshop agenda, peer education workshop handout, teacher training agenda, teacher training handout, and California school nondiscrimination law). (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Educational Environment, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Labeling (of Persons), Peer Teaching, School Culture, Secondary Education, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Verbal Abuse
Gay-Straight Alliance Network, 160 14th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tel: 415-552-4229; Fax: 415-522-4729; Web site: http://www.gsanetwork.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California