TITLE

Human Sexuality Education and Biology Teachers

AUTHOR(S)
Picker, Les
PUB. DATE
December 1984
SOURCE
Education Digest;Dec1984, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the role of biology teachers, as human sexuality educators. Teachers have a need for knowledge in the area of human sexuality, and they do required coursework in sexuality. For prospective and in-service biology teachers, this basic knowledge should be supplemented with additional materials and with coursework necessary for a more scientific foundation in human sexuality. In those programs which tailor science courses for prospective science teachers, attempts should be made to include human sexuality concepts in required coursework through an infusion or integration technique. Many educators call for values clarification exercises within human sexuality courses in order to make the subject more meaningful for students. Biology teachers should receive training in values clarification techniques and in the associated skills of helping students with decision-making and group processes. Therefore, biology teachers should be trained in fundamental aspects of public relations and working with community groups.
ACCESSION #
18684198

 

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