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SEX EDUCATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Harrison


UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

By: Harrison

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780335201075
Number Of Pages: 208

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This volume provides a consolidation of educational thinking on sex education in schools, including a consideration of the role of the Health Promoting School. It draws together research evidence to consider aspects such as equal opportunities, school policy and practice, as well as identifying a moral and social framework for sex education. The practical guidelines provide strategies for introducing, developing and revisiting key aspects of sex education. Some, such as abortion and AIDS education, are highly sensitive for teachers and pupils, and demand a particular awareness of the issues themselves, of what might and can be taught in the school, and, crucially, a self awareness and self confidence to embark on a variety of teaching and learning strategies. Throughout the text there is embedded a series of supporting activities, both for beginning and more experienced teachers, to stimulate independent learning through additional individual or group work.

List of activitiesp. viii
List of figuresp. x
List of tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xii
The evolution of health and sex educationp. 3
Health, health promotion and health educationp. 3
Models of health educationp. 6
The health promoting school: creating a context for sexual healthp. 15
The European Network of Health Promoting Schoolsp. 15
Recent government initiatives for sexual health and schoolsp. 18
Examining the aims of sex educationp. 21
A curriculum framework for health and sex educationp. 23
Monitoring and reviewing the school's policy for sex educationp. 27
The moral and social curriculum: perspectives for sex educationp. 29
Creating a values and moral framework in schoolp. 30
Sex education and moral and social developmentp. 32
A suggestion for a moral and social framework: five action points for sex educationp. 41
Equal opportunities: principles for actionp. 42
Parents, carers and teachersp. 42
Young people with special needsp. 44
Ethnicity and cultural issuesp. 46
Issues of age and genderp. 47
Gender and sexual identityp. 52
Community linksp. 55
Five principles for actionp. 59
Resourcesp. 61
Policy and principles of good practice: interpreting legislationp. 62
Background to the present legislationp. 63
DfE Circular 5/94: advice on the statutory positionp. 65
The law: issues for considerationp. 69
Issues of confidentiality with pupilsp. 74
Some questions and answersp. 79
Summary from relevant UK statutesp. 83
Resourcesp. 84
Teaching and learning styles: developing new skillsp. 85
Different teaching and learning stylesp. 87
Planning a curriculump. 87
Some starting points for creating a suitable teaching environmentp. 91
Particular approachesp. 96
Resourcesp. 102
Developing adulthood: puberty and sexualityp. 105
Physical and emotional changes during adolescencep. 106
Sexual intercoursep. 114
Menstrual cycle, ovulation and menstruationp. 117
Sexual feelings, behaviour and identityp. 120
Resourcesp. 124
Reproductive activity: fertilization, pregnancy and abortionp. 127
Fertilizationp. 128
Pregnancyp. 128
Termination of an 'unwanted' pregnancyp. 133
Assisted reproductionp. 139
Birthp. 142
Resourcesp. 144
Personal safety: HIV and other sexually transmitted infectionsp. 146
Teaching about STIsp. 147
AIDS: its epidemiologyp. 151
Establishing a secure biological foundation for teaching about STIsp. 155
Planning a sequence of lessonsp. 160
Resourcesp. 163
Personal safety: contraception, special needs and sexual abusep. 165
Contraceptionp. 165
Types of contraceptivesp. 167
Some approaches to teaching about contraceptionp. 176
Pupils with special needsp. 176
Child sexual abusep. 177
Resourcesp. 178
Organizationsp. 181
Referencesp. 182
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780335201075
ISBN-10: 0335201075
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 9.1 x 6.1  x 0.6