Relationships and Sex Education 5-11: Supporting Children's Development and Well-Being

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A&C Black, Nov 24, 2011 - Education - 192 pages
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'Where do babies come from?' The prospect of this age-old question is one that causes significant apprehension for many professionals working with children. Clear strategies to support children's questions about growing up, relationships and sex are essential so that they are enabled to stay safe and healthy, develop positive and confident views about themselves and those around them, and deal with peer and media pressures.

This book provides a solid, research-informed background to these issues and considers the historical context of relationships and sex education. It explores how to help children deal with a wide range of relationship issues and suggests ways of helping children to begin to explore the social, emotional and physical changes that occur as they grow and mature.

Case studies, research summaries, ideas for developing practice and signposts to key websites and resources make this a really engaging and user-friendly text.

Essential reading for those new to teaching relationships and sex education in the primary sector.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 The Historical Context for Sex and Relationship Education
21
2 The Wider Context
40
3 The Question of Relationships
62
A Pedagogy of Listening
83
5 Adult Concerns about Relationships and Sex Education
101
6 Childrens Difficult Questions
122
7 Where Next?
144
References
163
Postscript
173
Index
175
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Sacha Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Studies at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, UK. Richard Woolley is Head of the Centre for Education and Inclusion at the University of Worcester, UK.

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