Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice by Mark HalsteadValues in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice by Mark Halstead

Values in Sex Education: From Principles to Practice

byMark Halstead, Michael ReissEditorMark Halstead

Hardcover | July 30, 2003

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Sex education is rarely out of the news. Despite this, there exist surprisingly few studies of the principles, policies and practice of sex education. This book provides such an examination, focusing on the values to which children are exposed in sex education.
Sex education inevitably involves the transmission of values, regardless of whether this is intended by teachers. Throughout the book, academic and professional literature on both values and sex education is reviewed and discussed. The authors look at the implicit liberal values, which underpin programmes of sex education, and at the challenges presented by the diversity of values in contemporary society. The book also considers:
* Why values are central to sex education
* Children's voices and children's values
* Religious and family values
* Achievable aims for school sex education
* How to help young people to reflect critically on the influences to which they are exposed and on their own developing sexual values
* How to build values into practical approaches to sex education at both primary and secondary levels.
This timely book will help all those involved in sex education to steer a path between controversial and often opposing views and will be essential reading for students on PGCE and BEd courses. It will also be a valuable resource for teachers and professionals involved in teaching sex education such as teachers of personal and social education, form tutors, heads of year, school nurses, health workers and academics.
Mark Halstead is Professor of Moral Education at the University of Plymouth.Michael Reiss is Professor of Science Education at the Institute of Education, University fo London and is inaugural editor of the journalSex Education.
Title:Values in Sex Education: From Principles to PracticeFormat:HardcoverPublished:July 30, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415232562

ISBN - 13:9780415232562

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Table of Contents

1. Why values are central to sex education 2. Diversity and change in sexual attitudes and values 3. Children's voices and children's values 4. Liberal values 5, Pleasure, recreation, health and well-being 6. Religious values 7. Family values 8. Love 9. Aims for school sex education 10. Frameworks for school sex education 11. Sex education in the primary phase 12. Sex education in the secondary phase