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Molestation and Rumors of Molestation: Educators Can Do More to Stop Sexual Abuse in The Schools


by Richard Fossey & Judith Adkison — December 06, 2010

Let’s not kid ourselves--we have child molesters in some of our schools. They are crafty; they are obsessed; and they have a primitive, almost animalistic instinct for choosing student victims who will passively submit to their aggressions. Educators need to cultivate an attitude of vigilance, a bit of forensic horse sense, and a healthy sense of skepticism when they observe an employee’s suspicious behavior with a student.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: December 06, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16252, Date Accessed: 3/27/2017 10:34:35 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is a Professor of Higher Education and Senior Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Education Reform at the University of North Texas.
  • Judith Adkison
    University of North Texas
    JUDITH ADKINSON is the Associate Dean for Administration in the College of Education at the University of North Texas.
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