ERIC Number: ED483143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Educator Sexual Misconduct: A Synthesis of Existing Literature PPSS 2004-09
US Department of Education
Any adult misconduct or sexual abuse in schools is of grave concern to students, parents, educators, and the Department of Education. This literature review of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct responds to the mandate in Section 5414 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, to conduct a study of sexual abuse in U.S. schools. To satisfy this mandate, the Department of Education contracted with Dr. Charol Shakeshaft of Hofstra University. Using the limited research that is available in this area, her literature review describes, among other topics: prevalence of educator sexual misconduct, offender characteristics, targets of educator sexual misconduct, and recommendations for prevention of educator sexual misconduct. We note that the author offers several new recommendations that may be worth considering, although some may be at odds with current law.
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Federal Legislation, Teacher Behavior, Teachers
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education
Authoring Institution: Hofstra University and Interactive, Inc. Huntington, N.Y.; Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.