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ERIC Number: ED534504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Harassment-Free Hallways: How to Stop Sexual Harassment in School. A Guide for Students, Parents, and Schools
Balick, Dana
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
In 2001 the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation released the research report "Hostile Hallways: Bullying, Teasing, and Sexual Harassment in Schools." According to the report, in the eight years since the original AAUW study, "Hostile Hallways: The AAUW Survey on Sexual Harassment in America's Schools" (1993), not a lot had changed. In both 2001 and 1993, "eight in 10 students experience some form of sexual harassment at some time during their school lives." But the 2001 study found one striking difference: "Students today are more likely to say their schools have a policy or distribute literature on sexual harassment." On one hand, it is encouraging to see that many schools have created and implemented sexual harassment programs and students know about those programs. On the other hand, the results are distressing--if students are more aware of the policies to protect them from sexual harassment, why is it still such a problem? To follow up on the "Hostile Hallways" survey, the AAUW Educational Foundation convened a task force of educators, researchers, and experts on the issue of school-based sexual harassment. The task force developed this resource guide, "Harassment-Free Hallways," to help parents, students, schools, and school districts: (1) Assess their strengths and weaknesses with regard to existing sexual harassment policies; (2) Develop user-friendly sexual harassment policies based on existing models; (3) Understand their respective rights and responsibilities for reporting and responding to reports of sexual harassment; and (4) Develop an attitude of leadership on the issue of sexual harassment in schools. (Contains 36 resources.) [This document was co-sponsored with FirstUSA.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: 3M, St. Paul, MN.; National Education Association
Authoring Institution: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation