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A 'respectful relationships' approach : could it be the answer to preventing gender-based violence?

Ollis, Debbie 2011, A 'respectful relationships' approach : could it be the answer to preventing gender-based violence?, Redress, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 19-26.

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Title A 'respectful relationships' approach : could it be the answer to preventing gender-based violence?
Author(s) Ollis, Debbie
Journal name Redress
Volume number 20
Issue number 2
Start page 19
End page 26
Total pages 8
Publisher Association of Women Educators
Place of publication Sandgate, Qld.
Publication date 2011-08
ISSN 1039-382X
Keyword(s) Respectful relationships
Gender based Violence
Violence against women
Summary

Secondary Schools have been involved in Gender Based Violence (GBV) Prevention Education for many years. What, when and how this is done has always been difficult to assess. Programs come and go as governments react to public concerns and teachers and schools are expected to implement initiatives that are often reactions to public outcries. Teachers decide what they will teach and how they will teach it.  Last year I returned to work on a new initiative after a near 20-year break. I was surprised by the lack of change that had taken place over this period. There was still a lack of focus in schools, teachers were still reluctant to teach about it and ‘best practice’ appeared to be little different to that developed and implemented twenty years earlier. 

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the experience of teachers and students involved in a pilot of the Respectful Relationships curriculum materials trialled in Victoria in 2010. Using data collected from teachers and students as part of research to update the materials this paper explores the usefulness of the materials for teaching about GBV in secondary schools.

Notes Paper presented at the AWE White Ribbon Day Every Day Conference — Brisbane, 21 May 2011
Language eng
Field of Research 130308 Gender, Sexuality and Education
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Association of Women Educators
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041106

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