Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools

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While there have been countless studies of bullying and harassment in schools, none have examined the key gender issues related to these behaviors. In her new book, Meyer does just that and offers readers tangible and flexible suggestions to help them positively transform the culture of their school and reduce the incidences of gendered harassment. The text features sections that speak specifically to administrators, teachers, counselors, student leaders, and community and family members.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807749531
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Lyn Mikel Brown vii

Preface ix

Introduction to the Problem x

Research Methods xi

Structure of the Book xiii

Conclusion xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1 The Effects of Gender on Bullying and Harassment 1

The Differences Between Bullying, Harassment, and Gendered Harassment 1

Understanding the Scope of the Problem 2

Sexual Orientation Harassment 5

Harassment for Gender Nonconformity or Transphobic Harassment 6

(Hetero) Sexual Harassment 9

Conclusion 11

2 What We Know About Gender, Bullying, and Harassment 12

Bullying 12

Sexual Harassment 17

Sexual Orientation Harassment 18

Cyber-Bullying 21

Conclusion 22

3 The Effects of School Culture on Bullying and Harassment 23

External Influences: The Formal and Informal Structures of the School 23

Conclusion 37

4 Who We Are Matters: Teachers' Responses to Bullying and Harassment 38

Internal Influences 39

Impacts of Internal Influences on Teachers' Perceptions and Responses 42

Conclusion 44

5 What Educators Need to Know About the Law 47

Case Study: Sexual Harassment 48

Case Studies: Sexual Orientation Harassment 50

Case Studies: Harassment for Gender Nonconformity 53

Case Study: Cyber-Bullying 56

Lessons Learned: Recommendations for Reducing Liability 57

Conclusion 60

6 Transforming School Cultures 62

Summary of the Research 62

Recommendations for Change 65

Getting Started: A Checklist 70

Conclusion 73

Appendix A Resources 75

Schoolwide Interventions 75

Staff Development 77

K-12 Classroom 79

Additional Reading 80

Appendix B Glossary 83

References 87

Index 97

About the Author 102

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