ERIC Number: ED475204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Making Schools Safe: An Anti-Harassment Training Program from the Lesbian & Gay Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Otto, Nancy; Middleton, Jennifer; Freker, Joshua
This kit offers a program designed to help individuals and organizations create effective anti-harassment training programs for schoolteachers and administrators. It can be used by groups wanting to work on harassment problems faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) youth in school. The training includes three parts: an interactive presentation by a student or students, a presentation by an attorney, and a series of exercises led by a local teachers. The fourth key player is the organizer, who finds presenters, deals with the school, and makes the training happen. These materials are divided into four parts: the organizing manual, which explains how to get into schools, create the workshop, and tailor the workshop; the tools, which provide the organizer with tools for every step of the way in putting the program in place (e.g., sample letter, survey, and checklist, questions to guide the presentation, and legal overview for attorneys); the lesson plan, which offers a proposed agenda for the training workshop and a detailed outline with suggested presentations for each segment; and the handouts, which offer supplementary materials for copying and passing out. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Prevention, School Safety, Sexual Harassment
Lesbian & Gay Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004-2400. Tel: 212-549-2627; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aclu.org/safeschools.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by American Civil Liberties Union of New York. Supported by Arcus Foundation, Columbia Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr., Fund, Kevin J. Mossier Foundation, Rainbow Endowment, and Snowdon Foundation. This curriculum is based on a program developed by Nancy Otto for the Howard A. Friedman First Amendment Project of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.