How is Hazing a Part of the K-20 Educational Culture?
By Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D.
Vice President/ Education Editor
Participating in extra-curricular activities and being hazed by perpetrators is a part of the kindergarten-college educational culture for middle and high school students and college students.
In fact, many students report participating in hazing rituals to feel closer as a group, gain approval by their peers and get revenge from their hazing experience. Other students participate in hazing because they are uneducated about what constitutes hazing behavior, pressured and influenced by the culture of the environment.
Because of the psychological and physical effects of hazing, The Holmes Education Post and Einestine Technology Services have formed a partnership to develop an online national anti-hazing curriculum on “How to Eradicate Hazing” from the educational institution’s culture.
The objectives of this online program are to: (1) provide an online curriculum that can educate students on the policies, procedures and laws on anti-hazing preventions; (2) provide a historical, psychological, sociological, legal and cultural perspectives of the negative effects of hazing and (3) provide students with alternative methods for implementing acceptable initiation rites.
The online curriculum will include a 60-minute program for students and a 30-minute program for faculty and administrators. It can be adapted to fit any educational institution’s brand and made available in multiple platforms including OSX, Android, Windows, as well as device agnostic (tablet, phone, laptop). For educational institutions to view a sample of the program, please go to The Holmes Education Post or the Einestine Technology Services website. If you are interested in incorporating this anti-hazing program into your curriculum, please email us.
Dr. Ronald Holmes is the author of seven books, “Education Questions to be Answered,” “Current Issues and Answers in Education,” “How to Eradicate Hazing,” “Professional Career Paths” “Your Answers to Education Questions,” “How to revitalize the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.” and “Completing the Dissertation: Tips, techniques and real-life experiences from Ph.D. graduates.” He is publisher of “The Holmes Education Post,” an education focused Internet newspaper. Holmes is a former teacher, school administrator and district superintendent. He can be reached at rwh@theholmeseducationpost.