Young People's Views on Sex Education: Education, Attitudes and Behaviour

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Education - 208 pages
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Based on observation of sex education programmes and in-depth interviews with young people, the authors aim to understand more about adolescent's attitudes to sexuality and their sexual behaviour in order to develop policies which will meet their needs more appropriately and effectively.
Issues covered in this interesting and accessible book include the ways adolescent informal culture affects sex education programmes and practice; the impact of gender inequality on sex education and safer sex behaviours; legislation and policy frameworks which effect sex education policies; the way young people see legislation and evaluate sex education programmes; and the impact health professionals can have in school sex education.
The authors contend that the insights into the values and views that young people bring to bear on the sex education they receive should have an important role to play in the development of policy and practice of those involved in sex education work.
 

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Contents

1 The Issues Outlined
1
2 Legislation and the Policy Framework for Sex Education
16
3 Generation and Sex Education
31
4 Theories of Sexuality Practices of Sex Education
55
Sex Education and Sexual Difference
70
6 Learning about Sex and Power
84
7 Gender Sexuality and Power
108
8 The Failings of School Sex Education
122
9 Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
146
References
167
Resources
183
Index
185
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