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ERIC Number: ED222481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Sexuality Education as Viewed by Local School Board Members and Superintendents in Indiana.
Marini, David C.; Jones, Herbert L.
This report presents findings from a survey of Indiana school superintendents' and school board members' attitudes about the school's role in sex education. Data were obtained for the study by means of a questionnaire; 645 completed "Family Life and Sex Education Questionnaires" were returned. Data, presented in tabular form and followed by a summary, were gathered on: (1) demography of the responding population; (2) policy makers' views on the school's role in sex education; (3) reasons for offering sex education; (4) reasons why sex education is not offered in schools; (5) the expected outcomes of well-planned programs; (6) approved content for such programming; and (7) views on a variety of statements about sex education which are often found in the literature. Also reported are respondents' comments on: (1) the place/locale for sex education; (2) sex education with/without values; (3) emphasis within a program; (4) planning such a program; (5) role/preparation of the teacher; (6) opposition to such instruction; and (7) the research design/questionnaire. A summary lists 37 findings, drawn from responses to the questionnaire, about sex education in Indiana along with 10 conclusions about Indiana policy makers' attitudes and 7 recommendations. (JD)
Centre for Sexuality Education, Department of Physiology and Health Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Life and Sex Education Questionnaire; Indiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American School Health Association (56th, Phoenix, AZ, October 7, 1982).