Values in Sex Education
From Principles to Practice
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Values in Sex Education by Mark Halstead
Book DescriptionSex 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415232562
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Halstead
Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal, Paperback (October 2008)
What today is the place of the common school? What remains of the comprehensive ideal? This collection of essays, by leading philosophers and educationalists specializing in these matters, answers to these questions.
Values in Sex Education, Paperback (May 2003)
An accessible, yet authoritative book, situating sex education both in the primary and secondary school, within the current focus on values and citizenship.
Values in Education and Education in Values, Paperback (December 1995)» View all books by Mark Halstead
This work provides an analysis of how schools can influence the developing values of young people. The authors first examine, from the perspective of educationalists and policy makers, values within contemporary education, before focusing on the values of pupils and schools.
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Author Biography - Mark Halstead
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 journal Sex Education.
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