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ERIC Number: EJ829633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Addressing Sexual Harassment
Young, Ellie L.; Ashbaker, Betty Y.
Principal Leadership, v9 n3 p10-14 Nov 2008
This article discusses ways on how to address the problem of sexual harassment in schools. Sexual harassment--simply defined as any unwanted and unwelcome sexual behavior--is a sensitive topic. Merely providing students, parents, and staff members with information about the school's sexual harassment policy is insufficient; schools must take decisive action. They must provide positive, proactive behavioral supports, ongoing training, and discussions as part of the daily school routine, rather than relying solely on disciplinary consequences for inappropriate behavior and language. All faculty and staff members must model appropriate behaviors. Further, administrators, teachers, students, and parents must nurture an inclusive, supportive, and respectful environment in their efforts to decrease and eliminate sexual harassment. (Contains 2 resources and 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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