ERIC Number: ED147270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Controversy in the Community: Sex Education and the Law.
Bernstein, Judith W.
This document briefly traces the history of sex education in the United States and the problems and disagreements that it has created. The recourse of parents objecting to sex education in the schools has generally been at the community level, taking the form of electing to the school boards those candidates who reflect their views. In some cases, objecting parents have resorted to bringing formal charges against the schools in court. Several cases of this sort are cited in this paper, indicating that for the most part these cases are unsuccessful. Some alternatives to accepting public school sex education courses are discussed. (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility, Family Influence, Moral Values, Parent Attitudes, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, Sex Education, Social Change, Social Responsibility, Social Values, State Boards of Education, State Legislation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, Beaver College