Teaching about Sexuality and HIV: Principles and Methods for Effective Education

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NYU Press, 1996 - Education - 293 pages

An integrated, accessible text on principles, methods, and special issues surrounding sexuality education today

The emergence of the AIDS pandemic has forced a sea of change in the debate over sexuality education. Even schools previously reluctant to offer sexuality education now face HIV/AIDS education mandates.

Teaching About Sexuality and HIV provides professionals with an integrated, accessible text on the principles, methods, and special issues surrounding sexuality education today. Chapters discuss such subjects as Effective Sexuality and HIV Education: What Works and Why, Creating a Productive Learning Environment, and Introspective Methods: Helping Learners See Relevance, and Methods for Helping Learners Develop Skills. This practical, original, and user-friendly guide will be invaluable to anyone whose work is connected with health and sexuality education.

 

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Contents

The Modern Context for Teaching about Sexuality and HIV
1
Barriers to Effective Sexuality and HIV Education
10
Creating a Productive Learning Environment
39
Making the Most of the Physical Environment
58
Four Generations of Sexuality Education Programs
64
Social Learning Theories Applied to Sexuality and HIV Education
70
A Fifth Generation of Sexuality Education Programs?
83
Answering Difficult Questions
92
Helping Learners Reflect on Attitudes Feelings
173
Interviews
179
Continuum Forced Choice and Quadrant Methods
183
Anonymous Statements
189
SelfTalk
198
Simulations
205
Multipurpose Methods
211
Peer Education
217

Advocating for Sexuality Education
106
Designing Effective Sexuality Lessons
112
The Ideal Lesson Workshop or Curriculum
120
Facilitating Sexuality Education Sessions
121
Giving Directions for Group Activities
129
O Transitions
135
Drawing
143
Videos
153
Offering Resources
161
Polls and Surveys
167
Games
223
Evaluative Games
229
Observation and Feedback
235
Resources for Evaluating Sexuality and HIV Education
241
Resource Organizations
251
Index of Activities Described in Teaching about Sexuality
259
Notes
265
Selected Bibliography
285
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About the author (1996)

Evonne Hedgepeth, Ph.D. is Executive Director of Lifespan Education in Olympia, Washington and has served as adjunct faculty at four colleges. Both have worked as public school teachers, community health educators, teacher-trainers and consultants in sexuality education.

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