Sexual Harrassment: Goals
Dr. Erma Jean Sims,
Sonoma State University
There are four main goals of this session on sexual harassment. The first goal is to help teachers understand what sexual harassment is. The second goal is to help teachers gain an awareness and understanding of the laws that pertain to sexual harassment and how to help prevent legal liability. The third goal is to recognize how your actions or inactions can foster sexual harassment in your classroom. The fourth goal is to help you identify ways to prevent sexual harassment in your classroom and provide a safe, supportive and positive environment for all the students. We will accomplish these goals by reviewing the law and court cases that pertain to sexual harassment. We will also discuss some scenarios in which you will have an opportunity to make real world application of the law to incidence of sexual harassment. These scenarios are designed to heighten your conscientiousness about incidence of sexual harassment and ways that you may prevent them in your own classroom.
At the end of this session on sexual harassment you should be able to do four things. First, you should be able to understand and demonstrate a knowledge of the duty to prevent sexual harassment. Secondly, you should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the California and federal laws pertaining to sexual harassment. Third, you should be able to act in accordance with state and federal mandates pertaining to sexual harassment. And fourth, you should be able to recognize when incidence of sexual harassment have occurred and take appropriate action.
CREDITS: Instruction and Content by Dr. Erma Jean Sims, Sonoma State University. Videography and Technical support by Mark Niemann, Sonoma State University