publication . Article . 2017

Legal Understanding of Quid Pro Quo Sexual Harassment in Schools

Vimbi Petrus Mahlangu;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: BCES Conference Books (issn: 1314-4693, eissn: 2534-8426, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)
Abstract
Paper highlights legal understanding of quid pro quo sexual harassment in schools. Quid pro quo sexual harassment implies abuse of authority or position to gain something sexual. A duty of care rests on teachers, Schools Governing Bodies and the Department of Education to provide and maintain safe schools that are free from all forms of victimisation and abuse. However, there seems to be an abuse of power by all those who are supposedly to protect learners in schools. Paper used an abuse of organisational power theory and conceptualisation framework as a lens used in analysing various forms of victimisation and abuse with an effort to provide a better understand...
Subjects
free text keywords: ridicule, bullying, sexual harassment, sexual violence, quid pro quo, Education, L
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