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NCJ Number: 155805 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Harassment in School: The Public Performance of Gendered Violence
Journal: Harvard Educational Review  Volume:65  Issue:2  Dated:special issue (Summer 1995)  Pages:145-162
Author(s): N Stein
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Issues involving youth and violence are explored.
Abstract: In this article, the author argues that sexual harassment in schools is a form of gendered violence that often happens in the public arena. She presents the narratives of girls and boys about their experience of sexual harassment in schools and finds parallels with cases documented in court records and depositions. While highly publicized lawsuits and civil rights cases may have increased public awareness of the issue, inconsistent findings have sent educators mixed messages about ways of dealing with peer-to-peer sexual harassment. The antecedents of harassment, she suggests, are found in teasing and bullying, behaviors tacitly accepted by parents and teachers. She makes a case for deliberate adult intervention and the inclusion of a curriculum in schools that builds awareness of these issues. Footnotes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Juvenile offenders; Sexual harassment; Violence
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