8th out of 62 books — 26 voters
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Gender, Bullying, and Harassment: Strategies to End Sexism and Homophobia in Schools
In this book, the author examines the key gender issues related to bullying and harassment in schools. She offers tangible and flexible suggestions to help readers positively tranform the culture of their schools and reduce the incidences of gendered harassment.
Paperback, 101 pages
Published April 9th 2009 by Teachers College Press
(first published March 1st 2009)
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I didn't find any of the research findings in this book particularly enlightening, but it did give me a lot of perspective on the culture of the school I work at. I wish Meyer would have included more nuts and bolts solutions to gender identity and sexuality harassment- what exactly IS the right thing to say during a "teachable moment?" What does a strong GSA look like? I know these are the right things to do, was hoping this book would provide the "how to" and was disappointed when it didn't.
Read this for a class; its a tiny little book that gives an overview for teachers on the various problems inherent in overcoming these sort of bullying. It talks about the need for community involvement and ways to 'nudge' recalcitrant school officials past their own prejudices. I would suggest as a good FIRST reading, but in some ways its a little too shallow to be truly useful, but is a good first read for the teacher who wants to help but hasn't a clue what to do about it.