ERIC Number: ED041315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Program Planning: The Embryonic Stage.
The document examines a number of sex education programs and reviews some of the problems and issues educators encounter in planning and initiating sex education programs. Included is a discussion of population background of Polk County, Iowa and a presentation by school administrators of five reasons which favor the teaching of sex education: (1) children receive most sex education from peers, not parents; (2) concerned parents feel a strong need for providing sex education; (3) children are asking for help with problems related to sexual adjustment; (4) children want accurage information of normal sexual development; and (5) the program provides an opportunity to reach parents and assist them with their questions. Also discussed is the introduction of a sex education program to the community. Several techniques are listed to reduce public opposition. Finally, the study concerns itself with the problem of teacher selection. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Polk County Board of Education, Des Moines, IA.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 22-26, 1970