Today's Date: December 7, 2022
Congress Introduces Legislation to Place American Women's Suffrage Monument on the National Mall   •   IPG Announces Grand Opening Event for New Homes Available For Sale at Mill Villa Estates, an Active Adult 55+ Community in James   •   SI CLASS ACTION NOTICE: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP Files Securities Fraud Lawsuit Against Silvergate Capital Corporation   •   CER partners with Saskatchewan First Nations to develop energy information products   •   Minister Hussen participates in the first session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent   •   Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, a Leading Securities Fraud Law Firm, Announces Investigation of Daktronics, Inc. (DAKT) on Beha   •   Shareholder Alert: Robbins LLP Informs Investors of Class Action Against NeoGenomics, Inc. (NEO)   •   Ventas Declares Fourth Quarter 2022 Dividend of $0.45 per Common Share   •   Attention Shareholders:  Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP Reminds Shareholders of Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsu   •   Anaergia Announces Operational and Commercial Milestones, Reaffirms Guidance for 2022, and Provides Guidance for 2023   •   President Barack Obama Reflects on Tragedy to Transformation at Sandy Hook Promise Benefit Ahead of 10-Year Remembrance   •   The National Kidney Foundation Honors Kidney Patient for Continuing to Advocate for Others   •   Univar Solutions Named on Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies 2023 List   •   The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz Announces Investigation of Daktronics, Inc. (DAKT) on Behalf of Investors   •   Parkland announces 2023 guidance   •   BCG and ABS Combine Expertise to Support Marine and Offshore Decarbonization   •   Sister Jean to Release Debut Memoir, Wake Up with Purpose!: What I've Learned in My First Hundred Years with Harper Select, on F   •   EQUITY ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Encourages NeoGenomics, Inc. Investors with Losses to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in S   •   Government of Canada invests $1.2 million to promote mental health in postpartum women and their families within Asian and South   •   GOOD Meat Partners with Huber’s, World’s First Butchery to Sell Cultivated Meat
Bookmark and Share

Univ Of IL Begins Anti-Bullying Study

 

CHICAGO - A University of Illinois at Chicago researcher has received a $730,000
grant from the Ford Foundation for a four-year study of adolescents'
reasoning about bullying due to gender and sexuality, and about
bullying as a means of social control.


Stacey Horn, UIC associate professor of educational psychology, said a
growing body of research shows the prevalence of sexuality-related
bullying, but few studies have investigated how adolescents view such
behavior, and how age, culture, social groups, and school context
influence their views.


"Do young people view all forms of sexuality-based exclusion or
bullying as harassment? Or do they see some of them as legitimate ways
to regulate their peers' social behavior?" Horn said. "Do school norms,
rules, and policies affect their reasoning?"


Horn said harassment may include "calling someone a fag, slut or dyke
to harm their social status, spreading a rumor about their sexual
behavior, or even physical assault."


Her research will begin with a survey to assess the frequency of
various types of bullying in Chicago-area public schools.


The researchers then will conduct one-on-one interviews of seventh-,
ninth-, and 11th-graders that will encourage them to recall incidents
of sexuality-related interactions, including such details as the
relationship of perpetrator and victim, their mental states, peer
status, presence of bystanders, outcome of the event, and to what
extent the interview subject considered it harassment.


In a second round of interviews, researchers will present vignettes
based on incidents discussed in previous interviews, record the
students' reactions, and prepare case studies to determine how those
reactions are influenced by school context, particularly their schools'
compliance with Illinois' recent anti-bullying law.


Horn said the Ford Foundation grant is unique in its focus on public
policy. Recipients must not only conduct research, but also produce
public education campaigns based on research results and train graduate
students as the next generation of researchers in sexuality and sexual
rights.


Horn's research team will develop its public education campaign in
partnership with the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance to reach middle-
and high-school students and school personnel.

"We'll be heavily involved in shaping how the anti-bullying law is
implemented across the state," Horn said.

"We're also working with a coalition of teacher education faculty from
across the state to ensure that all teacher education students get
adequate training in sexual orientation and gender identity."


Horn's research will begin in January. Preliminary results from the
research will be announced over the next two to three years.


UIC ranks among the nation's leading research universities and is
Chicago's largest university with 27,000 students, 12,000 faculty and
staff, 15 colleges and the state's major public medical center. A
hallmark of the campus is the Great Cities Commitment, through which
UIC faculty, students and staff engage with community, corporate,
foundation and government partners in hundreds of programs to improve
the quality of life in metropolitan areas around the world. 


STORY TAGS: GENERAL, BLACKS, AFRICAN AMERICAN, LATINO, HISPANIC, MINORITIES, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News