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

Young People's Views on Sex Education

Education, Attitudes and Behaviour

Hardcover Published: 9th March 2000
ISBN: 9780750708951
Number Of Pages: 193

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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.

The issues outlinedp. 1
Legislation and the policy framework for sex educationp. 16
Generation and sex educationp. 31
Theories of sexuality, practices of sex educationp. 55
Boys: sex education and sexual differencep. 70
Learning about sex and powerp. 84
Gender, sexuality and powerp. 108
The failings of school sex educationp. 122
Conclusions and policy recommendationsp. 146
Referencesp. 167
Resourcesp. 183
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780750708951
ISBN-10: 0750708956
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 9th March 2000
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.71  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1