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ERIC Number: ED567747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Hate-Related Words at School among Students Ages 12 to 18. Data Point. NCES 2016-166
Cidade, Melissa; Lessne, Deborah
National Center for Education Statistics
Data from the School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, a nationally representative sample survey of students ages 12 through 18, were used to analyze trends in hate-related words. The SCS study is completed every other year. Data from seven consecutive surveys are included in this report: school years 2000-01, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2010-11, and 2012-13. Analysis is restricted to the SCS respondents in each year who were enrolled in grades 6 through 12, and did not receive any part of their education through homeschooling during the school year. In the study, students were asked if they had been called a hate-related word in the school building, on school property, on the school bus, or going to or from school, or if they had seen hate-related graffiti in school. Specifically, students were asked if during the school year anyone called them an insulting or bad name at school having to do with their race, religion, ethnic background or national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation (hate-related words). Students were also asked if they had seen any hate-related words or symbols (graffiti) written in school classrooms, school hallways, or outside of the school building. It was found that: (1) Among students between the ages of 12 and 18, the percentages who reported being called a hate-related word or seeing hate-related graffiti at school were lower in 2013 than they were in 2001; and (2) Among students ages 12 through 18 who reported being called a hate-related word at school, the percentage of students called a gender-based hate word decreased from 2001 to 2013, while the percentages of those students called race-, ethnically-, and sexual orientation-based hate words increased.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes