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dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Julietteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T17:32:07Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T17:32:07Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-03T05:22:14Z
dc.identifier.issn14681811en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14681810802433952en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26364
dc.description.abstractSexuality education for school-aged young people is a crucial component of all quality education systems. It prepares young people for participation in society as responsible, mature and community-minded citizens. Most contemporary school education curricula generally aim to enhance young people's knowledge, skills and understandings of the world, and of their rights as human beings and citizens of nations. The current sexuality problems of many young people are the opposite of these; namely, ignorance, lack of skills, misunderstandings, and loss of rights, as well as unnecessary fear and shame about themselves and others. Many young people do not receive any sexuality education at all, and frequently parents have been found to be unsatisfactory providers of sexuality education for their offspring. Schools, then, become the logical place to provide this. Nowadays, the earlier maturing of girls and boys provides a further persuasive argument for quality sexuality education in all schools. The absence or erosion of school-based sexuality education through ignorance, fear or unreasoned response helps support ignorance about sexual behaviours, increased rates of unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and the cruel loss of life opportunities for young people. The present paper responds to 12 parental objections to school sexuality education, by providing research facts and evidence-based reasoned arguments to them.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713445425en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom415en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto438en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSex Educationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGender, Sexuality and Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130308en_US
dc.titleResponding to parental objections to school sexuality education: a selection of 12 objectionsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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