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Hazing in High Schools: Causes and Consequences


reviewed by Ellen W. deLara — 2006

coverTitle: Hazing in High Schools: Causes and Consequences
Author(s): Kevin L. Guynn and Frank D. Aquila
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington
ISBN: 0873678559, Pages: 75, Year: 2004
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Fear, intimidation, physical abuse, even sexual abuse, rites that are tantamount to being “jumped into” a gang, encompass only part of what high school students are willing to endure for a place in a coveted group. Why do teenagers subject themselves to degrading and humiliating behavior? Why do educators need to be concerned about this? What can educators do about it? What are the legal issues and consequences? The authors of Hazing in High Schools: Causes and Consequences, Kevin L. Guynn and Frank D. Aquila, write in a clear, concise, and highly readable form to address these important questions. This small book is an extremely valuable resource for anyone who wants to gain insight and understanding about this phenomenon. Bullying, harassment, and hazing in schools are pervasive national and international problems (Devine and Lawson, 2004; Espelage and Swearer, 2004; Smith, 2003). Exacerbated by numerous well-documented variables, such as school management styles... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 138-141
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12011, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 7:12:33 AM

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  • Ellen deLara
    Syracuse University
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    ELLEN W. DELARA is an assistant professor of Social Work at Syracuse University. Her research addresses school violence and bullying from a systemic perspective. Her most recent books are: And Words Can Hurt Forever: How to Protect Adolescents from Bullying, Harassment, and Emotional Violence (2002) and An Educator’s Guide to School-based Interventions (2003), both co-authored with Dr. James Garbarino. Professor deLara’s research has been featured on “The Today Show,” CNN, “The Washington Post,” and National Public Radio. She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, including the National Merrill Presidential Scholars Award.
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