Sexuality Education: What Adolescents' Rights Require

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Roger J. R. Levesque
Nova Publishers, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 191 pages
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Adolescents live in a changing world. Those changes come in the readily recognisable form of pressing familial, educational, economic, informational, cultural and global challenges. We have yet to see how these transformations will impact adolescents' personal relationships and their place in society. We do know, however, that current approaches to the socialisation of adolescents raise important concerns as parents and social institutions respond to challenges. This book explores these changes and challenges by examining the extent to which we may foster adolescent development in ways that respect and foster adolescents' basic rights to relationships they deem appropriate, fulfilling, and worthy of protection. It also explores those changes and rights from a view that acknowledges the need to respect the rights of others, that recognises that adolescents' rights are not for them alone. Contents: Preface; The Legal Foundations of Adolescents' Education; The Place and Nature of Sexuality Education in Society; Revisiting the Traditional Rationale for Sexuality Education: Pregnancy, Developmental Timing, and its Legal Responses; Combating Relationship Violence: Expanding Adolescents'

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The Legal Foundations of Adolescents Education
The Place and Nature of Sexuality Education in Society
Revisiting the Traditional Rationale for Sexuality Education Pregnancy Developmental Timing and its Legal Responses
Confronting New Challenges and Adolescents Needs
Combating Relationship Violence Expanding Adolescents Rights to Support Useful Sexuality Education
Engaging Juvenile Justice Systems Taking Sexuality Protection and Rehabilitation Seriously
Facing Diversity Recognizing Unmet and Invisible Sexual Needs to Foster Respect for Difference
Harnessing the Media Providing Adolescents with the Power to Participate Effectively in a Sexualized Popular Culture

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