TITLE

Give students the knowledge to make wise choices about sex

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
American School Board Journal;Jan2006, Vol. 193 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article relates the results of a survey conducted by the American School Board Journal as of January 2006, on whether schools in the U.S. should teach a comprehensive sex education curriculum. In addition to the 75 percent who supported a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum, 16 percent favored abstinence-only education, 8 percent offered various other responses, and 1 percent believes that schools should not teach sex education. Like the reader who cautioned against ceding sex education to Madonna, many said it was unrealistic, dangerous, and even dishonest to teach abstinence only when many teens are having sex and will continue to do so regardless of what their teachers tell them.
ACCESSION #
19086820

 

Related Articles

  • Sound Design for Sex Education. Levine, Milton I. // Education Digest;May1952, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p11 

    The article discusses the impact of the problems of sex education on school curriculum and on the psychological development of students in the U.S. The problems of sex education are extremely complicated, not only because it varies greatly at different age levels but because most of the students...

  • School nurses should play a leading role. Pellett, Candice // Nursing Standard;3/12/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p29 

    The author reflects on the significance of including sex education in the school curriculum to limit teenage pregnancy. She asserts that sex education in school should also be delivered by the right people, ideally, a full-time nurse in school, who could emphasise the link between sexual health...

  • Sex education initiates meaningful discussion. Singleton, Carol // Nursing Standard;3/12/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p28 

    The author reflects on the importance of teaching sex education in schools. She stresses that it should be compulsory for school to introduce sex education to its students to be able to discuss the issues with their peers, including different types of contraception and the diseases that can be...

  • It cannot be taught as a 'bare bones' exercise. Gayle, Elsie // Nursing Standard;3/12/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 27, p28 

    The author reflects on the significance of requiring schools to teach sex education. She asserts that teaching sex education will make a difference to irresponsible teenage pregnancies. She also stresses that sex education should be taught as a component of relationships. Furthermore, she states...

  • JUST DON'T DO IT! Kelly, Katy // U.S. News & World Report;10/17/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 14, p44 

    Offers a discussion about whether children are learning too much or not enough about sex. Emphasis of some schools on abstinence-only sexual education programs; Reference to the book "Sex & Sensibility: The Thinking Parent's Guide," by Deborah Roffman; Variations in sexuality education...

  • The Natural Birth of SEX EDUCATION. Fehrle, Carl C. // Educational Leadership;Mar1970, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p573 

    The article offers tips for appropriate sex education curriculum in U.S. public schools. Students must be prepared emotionally, mentally and physically before they are taught sex education. The teacher must be competent to present the subject matter in a way that will elicit respect from...

  • Sexuality education. Haffner, Debra W. // Social Policy;Spring98, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p76 

    This article describes the background and the state of the movement for comprehensive sexuality education in the U.S. as of March 1998. Calls for sexuality education for young people are more than a century old. In 1892 and again in 1914, the National Education Association promoted sex education...

  • ON TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT SEX.  // Time;6/9/1967, Vol. 89 Issue 23, p44 

    The article focuses on the issue regarding the instilling of sex education at several schools and institutions in the U.S. It mentions that the said curriculum became popular in several schools, where teachers are teaching sex education to their students since 1914. However, it cites the...

  • Why School Boards Are Winning Sex Education Battles. Nolte, M. Chester // Education Digest;Oct1973, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p43 

    This article discusses the issue of sex education in the U.S. schools. It's reasonable to assume that sex education will continue as an explosive issue for many, owing in large measure to the fact that it is one of the few items in the curriculum to be assessed in a personal and emotional manner...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics