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SPEAK is taught in schools around the United States and Canada, from eighth grade through college.
Classes were randomly assigned to treatment or control condition and participants were pretested using the Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (Burt, 1980) and a researcher created scale, the Adolescent Date Rape Acceptance Scale (ADRMS).
The pretests showed that boys had significantly higher levels of rape myth acceptance than girls, which has been found to be the case in numerous other studies.
Thousands of teachers have anecdotal evidence about the impact the book has made on their students, both in terms of its literary merit, and in the emotional maturity of their students.
But we haven’t had the kind of research and data that some curriculum directors require before putting a new book on the shelves. Victor Malo-Juvera wrote his dissertation, “The Effect of Young Adult Literature on Adolescents’ Rape Myth Acceptance”on the research he did using SPEAK in his eighth grade classroom.
Below you’ll find links to teacher resources, online classroom guides, and links relating to the subject of the book.